conducive to good health; healthful; sanitary.
of or relating to .
Contemporary Examples

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

Historical Examples

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.


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