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All mental hygiene is based on the core practice of doing nothing. Most of us are good at wasting time, staring at the wall while telling ourselves we should be working. We call this doing nothing, but our brains are furiously active. We think constantly, and our thinking is often rife with distress.
Martha Beck

Meaning of "hygiene" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HYGIENE

From New Latin hygiēna, from Greek hugieinē, from hugiēs healthy.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HYGIENE

hygiene  [ˈhaɪdʒiːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HYGIENE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hygiene is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HYGIENE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hygiene

Hygiene

Hygiene is a set of practices performed for the preservation of health. While in modern medical sciences there is a set of standards of hygiene recommended for different situations, what is considered hygienic or not can vary between different cultures, genders and etarian groups. Some regular hygienic practices may be considered good habits by a society while the neglect of hygiene can be considered disgusting, disrespectful or even threatening. Sanitation involves the hygienic disposal and treatment by the civic authority of potentially unhealthy human waste, such as sewerage and drainage.

Definition of hygiene in the English dictionary

The definition of hygiene in the dictionary is Also called: hygienics. the science concerned with the maintenance of health. Other definition of hygiene is clean or healthy practices or thinking.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HYGIENE


agene
ˈeɪdʒiːn
antigene
ˈæntɪˌdʒiːn
asparagine
əˈspærəˌdʒiːn
baregine
ˈbærɪdʒiːn
gene
dʒiːn
indigene
ˈɪndɪˌdʒiːn
ingine
ɪnˈdʒiːn
jean
dʒiːn
jin
dʒiːn
Neogene
ˈniːəˌdʒiːn
oncogene
ˈɒŋkəʊˌdʒiːn
Palaeogene
ˈpælɪəˌdʒiːn
paleogene
ˈpælɪəʊˌdʒiːn
pathogene
ˈpæθəˌdʒiːn
phosgene
ˈfɒzdʒiːn
photogene
ˈfəʊtəʊˌdʒiːn
sagene
səˈdʒiːn
strigine
ˈstrɪdʒiːn
supergene
ˈsuːpərˌdʒiːn
transgene
ˈtrænzˌdʒiːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HYGIENE

hygeian
hygeist
Hygiaphone
hygieist
hygienic
hygienically
hygienics
hygienist
hygristor
hygrochastic
hygrochasy
hygrodeik
hygrograph
hygrographic
hygrographical
hygrology
hygroma
hygrometer
hygrometric
hygrometrical

WORDS THAT END LIKE HYGIENE

butadiene
cyclodiene
cyclopentadiene
dental hygiene
diene
feminine hygiene
industrial hygiene
leukotriene
methylbuta-1,3-diene
oral hygiene
personal hygiene
polybutadiene
scriene
sex hygiene
sleep hygiene
triene

Synonyms and antonyms of hygiene in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HYGIENE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hygiene» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hygiene

Translation of «hygiene» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HYGIENE

Find out the translation of hygiene to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hygiene from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hygiene» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

卫生
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

higiene
570 millions of speakers

English

hygiene
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्वच्छता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَظَافَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гигиена
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

higiene
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্বাস্থ্যবিধি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hygiène
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kebersihan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hygiene
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

衛生
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

위생학
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kebersihan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vệ sinh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுகாதாரத்தை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वच्छता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

temizlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

igiene
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

higiena
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гігієна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

igienă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υγιεινή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

higiëne
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hygien
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hygiene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hygiene

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HYGIENE»

The term «hygiene» is very widely used and occupies the 11.295 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HYGIENE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hygiene» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hygiene» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hygiene

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10 QUOTES WITH «HYGIENE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hygiene.
1
Dan Aykroyd
Hygiene is important. That's one of my failings. So I'm always being called on that.
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Martha Beck
All mental hygiene is based on the core practice of doing nothing. Most of us are good at wasting time, staring at the wall while telling ourselves we should be working. We call this doing nothing, but our brains are furiously active. We think constantly, and our thinking is often rife with distress.
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Elizabeth Bibesco
Irony is the hygiene of the mind.
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Kelly Clarkson
I'm a hygiene freak. I'm like obsessive-compulsive when it comes to washing your hands.
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Rachel Cusk
The 'good' mother, with her fixed smile, her rigidity, her goody-goody outlook, her obsession with unnecessary hygiene, is in fact a fool. It is the 'bad' mother, unafraid of a joke and a glass of wine, richly self-expressive, scornful of suburban values, who is, in reality, good.
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Lesley Garrett
I do a lot of vocal hygiene.
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Rose George
Rules governing defecation, hygiene, and pollution exist in every culture at every period in history. It may in fact be the foundation of civilization: What is toilet training if not the first attempt to turn a child into an acceptable member of society?
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Shia LaBeouf
My mom is at my house every day, and she nags me about everything, especially hygiene.
9
Myrna Loy
I think that carrying on a life that is meant to be private in public is a breach of taste, common sense, and mental hygiene.
10
Kevin McCloud
I've had my fair share of colds, which last longer than they should and can cause wheezing, so I avoid people who are sneezing like the plague and am scrupulous about hygiene and hand-washing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HYGIENE»

Discover the use of hygiene in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hygiene and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Verbal Hygiene
In this book, Cameron explores popular attitudes towards language and examines the practices by which people attempt to regulate its use.
Deborah Cameron, 2005
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Racial Hygiene: Medicine Under the Nazis
Examines the participation of scientists and physicians in the construction of Nazi racial policy and discusses sterilization laws, euthanasia programs, public health policies, and the Holocaust 'Proctor's carefully argued book not only ...
Robert Proctor, 1988
3
Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice
Critical Thinking exercises provide opportunities for independent thought and problem solving. Tables and boxes build upon and simplify information from the text, making study and review quick and easy.
Michele Leonardi Darby, Margaret Walsh, 2009
4
Managing Food Safety and Hygiene: Governance and Regulation ...
In addition, the book will also appeal to practitioners specifically to senior policy makers, regulators and business risk managers charged with managing risk in diverse organizational settings, and across different functional jurisdictions ...
Bridget M. Hutter, 2011
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Basics of Industrial Hygiene
This book provides environmental technology students with an enjoyable way to quickly master the basics of industrial hygiene.
Debra Nims, 1999
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Codex Alimentarius: Food hygiene, basic texts
This publication contains guidance on the development and application of international food hygiene standards, which covers practices from primary production through to final consumption, highlighting key hygiene controls at each stage.
‎2003
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Personal Hygiene Care
Personal Hygiene Care explores care of the eyes, ears, mouth, nails and hair and provides evidence-based rationales for each procedure. Methods of washing your patient are discussed, and bed-making and patient positioning is explored.
Lindsay Dingwall, 2010
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Clinical Textbook of Dental Hygiene and Therapy
Interactive questions on a companion website allow the reader to test their knowledge and understanding. The opening section of the book is dedicated to relevant oral sciences: anatomy; histology; embryology; oral medicine and pathology.
Suzanne Noble, 2012
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An Introduction to Natural Hygiene
1922-1944 the author claims that all disease is one entity and is caused by wrong living - The breaking of the laws of health. the hygienic system is not a system of medicine - it does not pretend to cure, but it permits nature to cure.
Herbert M. Shelton, 1996
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Clean: A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity
In this pioneering book, Virginia Smith covers the global history of human body-care from the Neolithic to the present, using first-hand accounts and sources.
Virginia Smith, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HYGIENE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hygiene is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hygiene: The Cinderella of the SDG ball | Dr. Layla McCay
You might be wondering why 90 international organizations have joined together to call for hygiene in the Sustainable Development Goals ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Basic hygiene blamed for mass food poisoning in Philippines …
Health Secretary Janette Garin appealed for better hygiene standards in the food industry, as she announced test results indicating a bacteria ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
3
Cheltenham cafe's hygiene rating jumps from one to five stars …
A Cheltenham cafe owner who works tirelessly seven days a week has turned his hygiene rating score around and been awarded the full five ... «Gloucestershire Echo, Jul 15»
4
Singer¿s hygiene pad falls from between her legs on live TV | Daily …
Embarrassing moment Mexican singer's hygiene pad falls from between her legs during live TV performance. Heavily armed officers surround ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
Embarrassing moment Mexican singer's hygiene pad … - Daily Mail
... 'Viva Mexico, the sanitary pad began to fall and was clearly visible on camera. Singer's hygiene pad falls from between her legs on live TV ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
6
Women Warned Against Using Feminine Hygiene Products To …
Women have been warned against the use of feminine hygiene products, after scientists found that incorrect usage can affect hormone levels. «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
7
Fylde borough hygiene ratings revealed - Blackpool Gazette
Just two had a zero rating for hygiene, meaning that urgent improvement is necessary, 25 had a rating of just one and 33 a rating of two. «Blackpool Gazette, Jul 15»
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Stevenage and North Herts food hygiene ratings revealed - The Comet
Too many food outlets in North Herts and Stevenage are failing to meet acceptable hygiene standards, an investigation has revealed. «Comet 24, Jul 15»
9
UK restaurant with lousy hygiene hit with £10,000 court bill | barfblog
herbs-and-spices Investigations by environment health officers uncovered a series of hygiene failings at both Herbs and Spices takeaway in ... «Barfblog, Jul 15»
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Convenience store fined £3,500 for breaching food and hygiene
THE food business operator of a convenience store must pay more than £4,000 for breaching food and hygiene standards. Sivarajah ... «Scunthorpe Telegraph, Jul 15»

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