[hahy-jee-en-iks, hahy-jen-, -jee-niks] /ˌhaɪ dʒiˈɛn ɪks, haɪˈdʒɛn-, -ˈdʒi nɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
(def 1).
(functioning as sing) another word for hygiene (sense 1)

hygienics hy·gi·en·ics (hī’jē-ěn’ĭks, hī-jěn’-, -jē’nĭks)
See hygiene.


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