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

  • adj. Of or relating to hygiene.
  • adj. Tending to promote or preserve health.
  • adj. Sanitary.

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  • adj. Pertaining to hygiene; clean, sanitary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to health or hygiene; sanitary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to hygiene; pertaining to health or the science of health.

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

  • adj. tending to promote or preserve health


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From hygiene +‎ -ic.


  • Determined to change this, Wiley persuaded Congress in 1902 to fund what he called "hygienic table trials" of commercial food products.

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  • We would love to watch him butter the slices, apply the chutney (wondering if the chutney was made in hygienic conditions) and then he would skillfully slice the vegetables thin, holding it in hand.

    Veg Sandwich From The Streets of Mumbai

  • They consider that the hand dryer is a significant step forward in hygienic electrical hand dryer technology.

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  • This striking difference could not be related to any corresponding difference in hygienic conditions in the various prisons, and provided strong support for the relevance of Eijkman's work. 1 The story of Eikman's work is told in more detail in another Nobelprize. org production, Vitamin

    The Nobel Prize and the Discovery of Vitamins

  • And, when we see how much of our improvement is due to gains made in hygienic knowledge, in public provision for education and sanitary regulation, none of which has been accomplished by mothers, we are forced to see that whatever advance the race has made is not exclusively attributable to motherhood.

    Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution

  • Among other things, the company makes what's known as hygienic non-slip tile floors used in restaurants, and heavy industrial flooring used in power plants.

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  • Miles has referred to as the hygienic self, that discursive constellation of ideas which regarded the human subject as being ever-vulnerable to a concerted corrosion, corruption or disfigurement by any perceivable manifestations of desire. 4

    Gothic Visions, Romantic Acoustics

  • These figures demonstrate the importance of preventive medicine, although there exists in different branches of preventive medicine that which is basically referred to as hygienic measures, such as vaccination, eradication of certain insects which are disease carriers, and reduction of percentages by other measures.


  • Next, there are what one might describe as hygienic and climatic considerations.

    Old Calabria

  • He, who is ignorant of what is termed hygienic law, is more receptive of spiritual power and of faith in one

    Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures


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