conducive to good health; healthful; sanitary.
of or relating to .
The trust also supports a pharmacy, quarters for doctors, and a hygienic facility for childbirth.
Eco-Chic Safari Sophie Menin July 26, 2010
When the bishop and most of his missionaries died, Livingstone reviled them for not taking “hygienic” precautions.
Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? The Victorian Explorer at 200 Tim Jeal March 18, 2013
My hygienic arrangements are unimportant compared to the real issues and sacrifices at stake.
The Capitol Hill Shutdown Slumber Party Daniel Stone, Eve Conant April 6, 2011
The Allegra, which is about a third of the size of the Concordia, still has no power and hygienic conditions are worsening.
Costa Allegra Stranded: Another Cruise From Hell Barbie Latza Nadeau February 27, 2012
Board shorts are banned in French public pools for “hygienic reasons.”
Ban the Speedo! Sean Macaulay October 4, 2009
One must have a profound respect for the education that proposes to give us clean cities and hygienic homes.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, January 1900 Various
The State concession of an unnatural vice cannot be hygienic.
The Sexual Question August Forel
The hygienic surroundings should be made as sanitary as possible.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various
“I will put it on hygienic grounds,” said Dill, smiling acutely.
Barrington Charles James Lever
The chief use of clothing, from a hygienic point of view, is to assist in keeping the body at a uniform temperature.
A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
promoting health or cleanliness; sanitary
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)
Of or relating to hygiene.
Tending to promote or preserve health.
acting to reduce hypertension: an antihypertensive drug, diet, or regimen. a drug, as a diuretic, used to treat hypertension. Historical Examples Other benefits of removing blood, including the lowering of blood pressure, can be obtained by the use of antihypertensive drugs. Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology Audrey Davis antihypertensive an·ti·hy·per·ten·sive […]
of or relating to or . inducing or like something that induces . susceptible to , as a person. inducing sleep. an agent or drug that produces sleep; sedative. a person who is susceptible to . a person under the influence of . Contemporary Examples My hypnotic trip is the highly oxygenated state of aerobic […]
Usually, hysterics. a fit of uncontrollable laughter or weeping; . a person subject to . . Contemporary Examples Or, they could distort the contents of the bill and attack anyone who disagreed with them as a legal Luddite and hysteric. Are Opponents of Arizona’s Anti-Gay Law Eager to Deceive? Kirsten Powers March 2, 2014 In […]
Ancient Greek Hellas. Modern Greek Ellas. a republic in S Europe at the S end of the Balkan Peninsula. 50,147 sq. mi. (129,880 sq. km). Capital: Athens. a city in W New York. Contemporary Examples He posed with blind children in Greece and crippled children in Italy and orphans in England. Frank Sinatra and the […]