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"hygiene" in British English

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hygienenoun [U]

uk   /ˈhaɪ.dʒiːn/  us   /ˈhaɪ.dʒiːn/
C1 the degree to which people keep themselves or their environment clean, especially to prevent disease: Poor standards of hygiene mean that the disease spreads fast. health and hygiene regulations dental/personal hygiene

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(Definition of hygiene from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hygiene" in American English

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hygienenoun [U]

 us   /ˈhɑɪ·dʒin/
the practice or principles of keeping yourself and your environment clean in order to maintain health and prevent disease: He doesn’t care much about personal hygiene.
(Definition of hygiene from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hygiene" in Business English

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hygienenoun [U]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of hygiene from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hygiene”
in Vietnamese vệ sinh…
in Spanish higiene…
in Malaysian kebersihan…
in Thai สุขลักษณะ…
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 Indonesian higiene…
in Polish higiena…
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