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Meaning of “hygiene” in the English Dictionary

"hygiene" in British English

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hygienenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈhaɪ.dʒiːn/
C1 the ​degree to which ​peoplekeep themselves or ​theirenvironmentclean, ​especially to ​preventdisease: Poor ​standards of hygiene ​mean that the ​diseasespreadsfast. 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 ​yourenvironmentclean in ​order to ​maintainhealth and ​preventdisease: 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 ​environmentclean, 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 ​poorworker hygiene.
(Definition of hygiene from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hygiene”
in Spanish higiene…
in Vietnamese vệ sinh…
in Malaysian kebersihan…
in Thai สุขลักษณะ…
in French hygiène…
in German die Hygiene…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卫生, 卫生状况…
in Turkish sağlık koruma, temizlik, hijyen…
in Russian гигиена…
in Indonesian higiene…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衛生, 衛生情況…
in Polish higiena…
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