Hygiene meaning

hījēn
The science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health.
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The science of health and its maintenance; system of principles for the preservation of health and prevention of disease.
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Sanitary practices; cleanliness.

Personal hygiene.

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The science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health.
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Conditions and practices that serve to promote or preserve health.

Hygiene in the workplace; personal hygiene.

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Conditions and practices that serve to promote or preserve health.

Hygiene in the workplace; personal hygiene.

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The definition of hygiene is the science and practice of maintaining good health through cleanliness.

An example of hygiene is a restaurant requiring all of their employees to wash their hands after using the restroom.

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Those conditions and practices that promote and preserve health.

Hygiene is an important consideration in places where food is prepared.

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They have poor personal hygiene.

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Origin of hygiene

  • French hygiène New Latin hygieina both from Greek hugieinē (tekhnē) (art) of health feminine of hugieinos relating to health, healthful from hugiēs healthy aiw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French hygiène, from Ancient Greek ὑγιαίνω (hugiainō, “be healthy, sound”), from ὑγιής (hugies, “healthy, sound”).

    From Wiktionary