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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hygiene mean? 

HYGIENE (noun)
  The noun HYGIENE has 2 senses:

1. a condition promoting sanitary practices
2. the science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health

  Familiarity information: HYGIENE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

HYGIENE (noun)

Sense 1hygiene [BACK TO TOP]


A condition promoting sanitary practices

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

personal hygiene

Hypernyms ("hygiene" is a kind of...):

sanitariness (the state of being conducive to health)

Sense 2hygiene [BACK TO TOP]


The science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


hygienics; hygiene

Hypernyms ("hygiene" is a kind of...):

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)

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