• WordNet 3.6
    • adj hygienic tending to promote or preserve health "hygienic habits like using disposable tissues","hygienic surroundings with plenty of fresh air"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Oral-B is a combination of oral hygiene and the letter B, which stands for the word better
    • a Hygienic Of or pertaining to health or hygiene; sanitary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hygienic Relating to hygiene; pertaining to health or the science of health.
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  • Lebanese Proverb
    Lebanese Proverb
    “Hygiene is two thirds of health.”
  • Elizabeth Bibesco
    Elizabeth Bibesco
    “Irony is the hygiene of the mind.”
  • Henry Miller
    “Nine-tenths of our sickness can be prevented by right thinking plus right hygiene -- nine-tenths of it!”
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    “The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of their blood.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. hygiénique,


In literature:

Miss Birdseye has a very fine character, but she hasn't much idea of hygiene.
"The Bostonians, Vol. II (of II)" by Henry James
Why, he is selling a simple hygienic device or drug used in the treatment of certain diseases.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
Some of the hygienic principles involved have already been referred to and illustrated, and others follow from the facts already set forth.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
Hygienics were an unforeseen mystery to people of that day.
"Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
In fact, attention to hygiene is about all that is required.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
Lost wealth can be replaced by industry; lost health by hygiene; but lost time is gone forever.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
Such are morals, hygiene, social economy, and (in countries where men belong to themselves) political economy.
"Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frederic Bastiat
Sorority Girl Hygienic Bath Oil 50 cts.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
The fourth and fifth books take up hygiene, special dietetics, and general pathology.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
A new thought is purifying, ideas are hygienic; and already things had begun to look brighter for the household.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard

In poetry:

Why then innocence
On paradisal beaches,
An impeccable sky
Over the church of hygiene?
Is it because that
Was long ago?
"A Poem For the End of the Century" by Czeslaw Milosz
And when he occupies a college,
Truth is replaced by Useful Knowledge;
He pays particular
Attention to Commercial Thought,
Public Relations, Hygiene, Sport,
In his curricula.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden

In news:

We surveyed nearly 3,000 men and identified their hygiene worries.
This method fills a gap that exists with regard to the assessment of hand hygiene projects meant for food handlers which are used under conditions that are quite different from healthcare.
It's good to know the Queen of Hip Hop Soul is concerned about hygiene and her health when she's on tour.
They are also well-suited where strict hygiene rules apply, as in the food processing and medical technology sectors.
A new way to teach children to brush their teeth is being highlighted during National Dental Hygiene Month.
That's right, Timmy, hipsters are smelly know-it-alls who spend more on their vintage clothes than their hygiene.
AmeriCorps Vista holds hygiene drive.
AmeriCorps Vista holds hygiene drive September 10-September 15.
Conditions at Montrose Co. GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- To combat the influx of candy this Halloween season, dentists across the country have declared October National Dental Hygiene Month.
WholePetDirect.com Offers Petosan Sonic Toothbrush Today Protecting Pets Oral Hygiene .
Caregivers' Perceptions of Patients as Reminders to Improve Hand Hygiene .
A startling number of Americans may be putting their health at risk by failing to practice good hand hygiene .
SEMO Health Network collecting dental hygiene products for local victims of domestic violence.
Bright Futures to collect hygiene items.
(AP) — Swisher Hygiene 's President and CEO Steven Berrard has resigned.

In science:

Although the former offers additional capabilities for decomposing code which has already been assembled, it requires sophisticated mechanisms for maintaining hygiene and ensuring that α-equivalent terms are truly indistinguishable.
Multi-Level Languages are Generalized Arrows
Khatab, K. and Fahrmeir, L. (2009) Analysis of Childhood Morbidity with Geoadditive Probit and Latent Variable Model: A Case Study for Egypt, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 81, 1, 116-128.
Spatial Discrete Choice and Spatial Limited Dependent Variable Models: a review with an emphasis on the use in Regional Health Economics