from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health. Also called hygienics.
- n. Conditions and practices that serve to promote or preserve health: hygiene in the workplace; personal hygiene.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The science of health, its promotion and preservation.
- n. Those conditions and practices that promote and preserve health.
- n. Cleanliness, in the context of personal hygiene.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That department of sanitary science which treats of the preservation of health, esp. of households and communities; a system of principles or rules designated for the promotion of health.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That department of medical knowledge which concerns the preservation of health; a system of principles or rules designed for the promotion of health; sanitary science.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a condition promoting sanitary practices
- n. the science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health
The class in hygiene is so big that the professor has n't time to read the papers; he just goes down the list and flunks every thirteenth girl.
The argument made by the French officials that this woman was banned from using the public pool due to hygiene is weak.
However, the key to good oral hygiene is seeing a dentist twice per year.
Hygiene kits have soap and toothpaste, because the hygiene is so poor there that cholera can spread through contact, Aloma said.
Good respiratory system and hand hygiene is pretty much all you can do.
The latest findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, bolster what is often known as the hygiene theory, which says that contact with bacteria and other microbes is necessary to building a normal immune system.
But imposing the plainly false assumption of Analytical Egalitarianism in the name of methodological hygiene is far worse.
In the West our increased use of vaccinations and antibiotics and enhancements in hygiene have lead to health improvements for many.
But in reality, going out for a meal always involves a choice, and checking food hygiene is as good a basis for knocking some contenders off your shortlist as any.
Hand in hand with hygiene is longevity, and longer years combined with closer communications provides, among other uses of air time, warnings from Government/Big Brother/The Vast Machine on how to better take care of ourselves.