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1. hygiene

noun. ['ˈhaɪˌdʒiːn'] the science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health.

Synonyms

  • hygienics
  • medicine

Antonyms

  • over-the-counter medicine
  • over-the-counter drug
  • prescription drug

Etymology

  • hygiène (French)
  • ὑγιαίνω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Hygiene

  • calgene
  • georgene
  • imogene
  • monagene
  • oncogene
  • viagene

How do you pronounce hygiene?

Pronounce hygiene as ˈhaɪˌʤin.

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How do you spell hygiene? Is it hygine ?

A common misspelling of hygiene is hygine

Example sentences of the word hygiene


1. Noun, singular or mass
Tea tree oil has properties that make it a good choice for oral hygiene.

Quotes containing the word hygiene


1. Everything I’ve learned about handshakes is from hands-on experience. Due to hygiene, I only network with rubber glove manufacturers.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. Once you educate the boys, they tend to leave the villages and go search for work in the cities, but the girls stay home, become leaders in the community, and pass on what they’ve learned. If you really want to change a culture, to empower women, improve basic hygiene and health care, and fight high rates of infant mortality, the answer is to educate girls.
- Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

3. We no longer know each other. Hell, I barely know myself these days. I brush my teeth and look in the mirror and think, “Who is this guy taking care of my oral hygiene?
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. hygiene

noun. ['ˈhaɪˌdʒiːn'] a condition promoting sanitary practices.

Antonyms

  • dunghill

Etymology

  • hygiène (French)
  • ὑγιαίνω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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