Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See hygiene.

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  • n. The science of hygiene

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The science of health; hygiene.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of maintaining health; hygiene; sanitary science.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health

Etymologies

From hygiene +‎ -ics. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There were at least a billion options, and I didn't know anything about the scientifically named ingredients of oral hygienics.

    Danny Licht: Woes of a Consumer: Toothpaste Fragmentation

  • Food service, water, hygienics machinery, power distribution, communications - much of it specially modified to serve thranx as well as human needs.

    Diuturnity's Dawn

  • But there were also other important objectives, specifically improving public health through better hygienics and sanitation, and providing additional effluents to be used as fertilizer in agriculture.

    Chapter 3

  • Angry, frightened soldiers kept a wary eye on the humans while performing similar hygienics.

    Mid Flinx

  • From themselves; they was ` ` highjinnicks '' (hygienics).

    Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White, Volume I

  • As a matter of fact, however, the æsthetics of the subject does not seem to have entered the national mind, any more than have the hygienics of the same subject.

    Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic

  • Tappan, a heathenish idea persists that what they need more than hygienics and scientific discipline is some of that old-fashioned love -- love which rocks them when it is not good for them -- love which overfeeds them sometimes so that they yell with old-fashioned colic -- love which ventures a bacilli-laden kiss.

    The Danger Mark

  • The practice of avoiding marital responsibility is frequently condemned by the medical press, even by the pulpit; but while M. D.'s and D. D.'s make a specialty of both gynecology and gyneolatry, neither seem to understand the spirit in which these sins against hygienics are committed.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • They should receive only the basics (bedding, hygienics, and food).

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  • Hygiene is also the name of the science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health, also called hygienics.

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