* * *hy·gien·ic .hī-jē-'en-ik, hī-'jen-, hī-'jēn- adj of, relating to, or conducive to health or hygienehy·gien·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *hy·gien·ic (hi-jenґik) 1. pertaining to hygiene. 2. conducive to health.
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hygienic — sanitary, *healthful, healthy, wholesome, salubrious, salutary … New Dictionary of Synonyms
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hygienic — [hī jen′ik, hījēn′ik; ] occas. [ hī΄jē en′ik] adj. 1. of hygiene or health 2. promoting health; healthful; sanitary hygienically adv … English World dictionary
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