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Conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness.‘poor standards of food hygiene’‘personal hygiene’
cleanliness, personal hygiene, personal cleanliness, purity, sterility, disinfection, sanitation, sanitarinessView synonyms
- ‘This may largely be attributed to more rigorous standards of food hygiene.’
- ‘The defendant and its employees failed to have regard to his health and hygiene.’
- ‘Their standards of food, service, hygiene and comfort are high and most have kids' clubs.’
- ‘I'm sure The Happy Fryer employs the highest standards of food hygiene imaginable.’
- ‘An advertising campaign on personal hygiene would be a very powerful deterrent.’
- ‘The major causes of the first two disorders are poor oral hygiene and faulty food habits.’
- ‘At home I'm being even more careful than usual about food handling and general hygiene.’
- ‘Standards of quality and hygiene can be maintained in a much less restrictive way.’
- ‘However, acne does not come from bad behaviour nor is it a disease of poor hygiene.’
- ‘He also advises that lack of personal hygiene is a major contributor to infection.’
- ‘Cleanliness and hygiene are important to them, but not to the extreme that you might believe.’
- ‘For those who can safely use it, an aqueous chlorhexidine mouthwash helps to maintain oral hygiene.’
- ‘The talk, which begins with health and hygiene, naturally leads on to politics.’
- ‘Is there a reason you consider my personal hygiene to be of general interest?’
- ‘The unit also runs training courses, presentations and seminars in food hygiene.’
- ‘From the personal hygiene packs to the food parcels, much that you see on screen is the real thing.’
- ‘It is important to maintain good oral hygiene and to visit your dentist if you have any pain or concerns.’
- ‘Airedale Hospital has received a clean bill of health for its standards of food and hygiene.’
- ‘The spread of these germs and the illnesses they cause can be prevented by practising good food hygiene.’
- ‘Basic personal hygiene and sanitation will take you further than a million doctors.’
Late 16th century: via French from modern Latin hygieina, from Greek hugieinē (tekhnē) ‘(art) of health’, from hugiēs ‘healthy’.
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