Hygienes



[hahy-jeen] /ˈhaɪ dʒin/

noun
1.
Also, hygienics. the science that deals with the preservation of health.
2.
a condition or practice conducive to the preservation of health, as cleanliness.
/ˈhaɪdʒiːn/
noun
1.
Also called hygienics. the science concerned with the maintenance of health
2.
clean or healthy practices or thinking: personal hygiene
n.

1670s, from French hygiène, ultimately from Greek hygieine techne “the healthful art,” from hygies “healthy,” literally “living well” (personified as the goddess Hygieia), from PIE *eyu-gwie-es- “having a vigorous life.” The Greek adjective was used by Aristotle as a noun meaning “health.”

hygiene hy·giene (hī’jēn’)
n.

hy·gien’ist (hī-jē’nĭst, hī’jē’-, hī-jěn’ĭst) n.

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  • Hygienical

    [hahy-jee-en-ik, hahy-jen-, -jee-nik] /ˌhaɪ dʒiˈɛn ɪk, haɪˈdʒɛn-, -ˈdʒi nɪk/ adjective 1. conducive to good health; healthful; sanitary. 2. of or relating to . /haɪˈdʒiːnɪk/ adjective 1. promoting health or cleanliness; sanitary adj. 1833, from French hygiénique, from hygiène; see hygiene. The earlier adjective was hygienal (1660s). hygienic hy·gi·en·ic (hī’jē-ěn’ĭk, hī-jěn’-, -jē’nĭk) adj.

  • Hygienically

    [hahy-jee-en-ik, hahy-jen-, -jee-nik] /ˌhaɪ dʒiˈɛn ɪk, haɪˈdʒɛn-, -ˈdʒi nɪk/ adjective 1. conducive to good health; healthful; sanitary. 2. of or relating to . /haɪˈdʒiːnɪk/ adjective 1. promoting health or cleanliness; sanitary adj. 1833, from French hygiénique, from hygiène; see hygiene. The earlier adjective was hygienal (1660s). hygienic hy·gi·en·ic (hī’jē-ěn’ĭk, hī-jěn’-, -jē’nĭk) adj.



  • Hygienics

    [hahy-jee-en-iks, hahy-jen-, -jee-niks] /ˌhaɪ dʒiˈɛn ɪks, haɪˈdʒɛn-, -ˈdʒi nɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. (def 1). /haɪˈdʒiːnɪks/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) another word for hygiene (sense 1) hygienics hy·gi·en·ics (hī’jē-ěn’ĭks, hī-jěn’-, -jē’nĭks) n. See hygiene.

  • Hygienist

    [hahy-jee-nist, -jen-ist, hahy-jee-nist] /haɪˈdʒi nɪst, -ˈdʒɛn ɪst, ˈhaɪ dʒi nɪst/ noun 1. an expert in . 2. . /ˈhaɪdʒiːnɪst/ noun 1. a person skilled in the practice of hygiene See also dental hygienist n. 1844, “an expert on cleanliness,” from hygiene + -ist. Earlier was hygeist (1716). Dental sense is recorded by 1913.



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