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"hygienic" in British English

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hygienicadjective

uk   /haɪˈdʒiː.nɪk/  us   /-ˈdʒen-/
C2 clean, ​especially in ​order to ​preventdisease: It isn't hygienic to ​letanimalssit on the ​diningtable.

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

"hygienic" in American English

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hygienicadjective [not gradable]

 us   /hɑɪˈdʒi·nɪk, -ˈdʒen·ɪk/
clean and ​unlikely to ​causedisease
(Definition of hygienic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hygienic”
in Arabic صِحّي…
in Korean 위생적인…
in Portuguese higiênico…
in Catalan higiènic…
in Japanese 清潔な, 衛生的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卫生的(尤指预防疾病的)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衛生的(尤指預防疾病的)…
in Italian igienico…
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