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Meaning of HYGIENE

Pronunciation:  'hIjeen

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health
  2. [n]  a condition promoting sanitary practices; "personal hygiene"

HYGIENE is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hygienics
 See Also: medical specialty, medicine, sanitariness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hy"gi*ene\, n. [F. hygi[`e]ne. See {Hygeia}.]
That department of sanitary science which treats of the
preservation of health, esp. of households and communities; a
system of principles or rules designated for the promotion of

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The science of health and how to maintain it. A condition or practice which promotes good health.
Thesaurus Terms
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