Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to hygiene.

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Usage examples "hygienic":

  1. For days he had contemplated its hygienic lack of comfort. - "The Heart of Unaga", Ridgwell Cullum.
  2. What existence meant in those Middle Ages we shall be better able to realise later on, and it will be possible as we pass through the streets of Rouen to see what little has been left of it; for the vandalism of ignorance has too often accompanied the innocent and hygienic efforts of the restorer, and undue Haussmanism has ruined many an inoffensive beauty past recall. - "The Story of Rouen", Sir Theodore Andrea Cook.
  3. Some trustworthy knowledge of a process so fundamental should be part of every person's education; it is especially helpful to women who are pregnant because it affords a rational basis for hygienic measures which they should adopt. - "The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy", J. Morris Slemons.