Definition of hygienic in English:



  • Conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially by being clean; sanitary.

    ‘hygienic conditions’
    • ‘I attributed my illness directly to the failure of managers, over the years, to ensure clean and hygienic wards.’
    • ‘Finally, it is up to the public to decide whether they want to live in a clean hygienic and organised place.’
    • ‘Some may argue that in advanced countries like Australia, pigs are bred in very clean and hygienic conditions.’
    • ‘In the upper jaw, these teeth sometimes grow so far back that it is almost impossible to maintain them in a hygienic state.’
    • ‘The place is so hygienic and clean that one will think that it is a supermarket.’
    • ‘Many feel cold and stark, which may seem synonymous with sanitary and hygienic but are not.’
    • ‘Avoidance is the principal medical and hygienic strategy to prevent mold-induced disease.’
    • ‘The show has complete solutions for hygienic washrooms and clean pantries.’
    • ‘It was very clean and hygienic, well maintained and the food was marvellous by comparison to what I had experienced abroad.’
    • ‘It will be made of something durable, hygienic and easy to clean.’
    • ‘Outbreaks can be controlled to some extent by careful hygienic food handling and maintaining a pure water supply.’
    • ‘When shredded, the paper makes a clean, dry and hygienic form of animal bedding.’
    • ‘His question was answered when two burly men, each dressed in clean, hygienic white medical suits.’
    • ‘No one has come to check the hygienic or the health situation here.’
    • ‘Because the tub circulates air, not water, it is hygienic and easy to clean.’
    • ‘We also noticed that the chopping boards were kept clean and hygienic practices were being observed.’
    • ‘The play also highlighted the need for keeping public toilets clean and hygienic.’
    • ‘The places they visit will always be too clean and hygienic.’
    • ‘The team found most establishments were clean and hygienic standards were acceptable.’
    • ‘Keep food under hygienic conditions and thoroughly wash uncooked vegetables in clean water.’
    sanitary, clean, germ-free, dirt-free, disinfected, sterilized, sterile, antiseptic, aseptic, uninfected, unpolluted, uncontaminated, salubrious, healthy, pure, wholesome
    squeaky clean, as clean as a whistle
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