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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 Vietnamese vệ sinh…
in Spanish higiene…
in Thai สุขลักษณะ…
in Malaysian kebersihan…
in French hygiène…
in German die Hygiene…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衛生, 衛生情況…
in Indonesian higiene…
in Russian гигиена…
in Turkish sağlık koruma, temizlik, hijyen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卫生, 卫生状况…
in Polish higiena…
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