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hygiene

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈhaɪdʒiːn/
WORKPLACE care and attention that is given to keeping yourself and your environment clean, especially to prevent disease: good/poor/proper hygiene Hospital staff blamed the spread of infections on poor hygiene.personal/public/worker hygiene Among the problems cited were inadequate hand-washing facilities and poor worker hygiene. →  See also industrial hygiene , occupational hygiene
Translations of “hygiene”
in Spanish higiene…
in French hygiène…
in German die Hygiene…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衛生, 衛生情況…
in Russian гигиена…
in Turkish sağlık koruma, temizlik, hijyen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卫生, 卫生状况…
in Polish higiena…
(Definition of hygiene from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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