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hygiene


hy·giene  (hjn)
n.
1. The science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health. Also called hygienics.
2. Conditions and practices that serve to promote or preserve health: hygiene in the workplace; personal hygiene.

[French hygi?ne and New Latin hygieina, both from Greek hugiein (tekhn), (art) of health, feminine of hugis, healthy; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

hy·gienist (h-jnst, hj-, h-jnst) n.


hygiene  /hadin/  n. [U] the science of personal and public health: Personal hygiene includes cleanliness, eating healthy foods, and exercising. -adj. hygienic /hadink, hadink, d/; -adv. hygienically; -n. [C] hygienist /hadinst, d, hadinst/. hygiene

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