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hygienic

adjective uk   /haɪˈdʒiː.nɪk/ us    /-ˈdʒen-/
C2 clean, especially in order to prevent disease: It isn't hygienic to let animals sit on the dining table.
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in Korean 위생적인…
in Arabic صِحّي…
in Portuguese higiênico…
in Catalan higiènic…
in Japanese 清潔な, 衛生的な…
in Italian igienico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衛生的(尤指預防疾病的)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卫生的(尤指预防疾病的)…
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