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Many illnesses, especially diarrhea, can be prevented by good hygiene.
  practices promoting the prevention of illness and maintenance of health — such as cleanliness or promoting sanitary conditions
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hygiene hygienic hygienist hygienically
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  • Many illnesses, especially diarrhea, can be prevented by good hygiene.
  • The company inspects hygiene at food-processing plants.
  • The hand hygiene guidelines were developed by the CDC’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.
  • Poor personal hygiene is a sign of depression.

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  • Not for nothing was the word "latrine-rumour" invented; these places are the regimental gossip-shops and common-rooms. We feel ourselves for the time being better off than in any palatial white-tiled "convenience." There it can only be hygienic; here it is beautiful. These are wonderfully care-free hours.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • For a half hour he lectured us on oral hygiene, demonstrating the proper flossing and brushing techniques, then afterward he opened up shop in a small field tent and we all took turns going in for personal exams.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • Somewhere in there was a lecture on personal hygiene by the head Englishman., and then a free election.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • We appointed a Jewish Council, a Jewish police, an office for social assistance, a labor committee, a hygiene department —a whole government machinery.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • If we pay absolutely no attention to what is called hereditary hygiene, we could find ourselves facing a degeneration of the human race.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • He knew the value of hygiene and he appreciated a healthful diet.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter

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  • On this point, however, Blanca was inflexible, forcing her daughter to observe a strict schedule and the usual rules of hygiene.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • The other half seemed a bit more westernized, more open to variation, more cultured and friendly, and definitely more hygienic.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • He simply used her as a hygienic method for relieving the tensions of the day and obtaining a good night’s sleep.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Dave Jensen, who practiced field hygiene, carried a toothbrush, dental floss, and several hotel-sized bars of soap he’d stolen on R&R in Sydney, Australia.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • He would realize that his professional future was in America, not in a backward nation that had yet to learn the lessons of basic hygiene and social justice.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Nasserine kept a cleaner home than Essey, but I soon realized that she was an atrocious cook, neither knowing nor caring much about hygiene, nutrition, or palatability.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • There’s only one bathroom with a broken lock and, unlike many of the safe houses, there’s no shower, so personal hygiene is put on hold the moment they arrive.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • But for some reason his deteriorating hygiene pushed against his mind, causing horrific thoughts.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • "Everything here is very hygienic, you’re in very good hands," Cayleese says.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • "I’d definitely need to focus more on my hygiene."
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Like personal hygiene.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Was he thanking her for being available in fifteen minutes, or thanking her, grimly, for an unwanted level of hygienic intimacy?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "I think there was some problem with hygiene in that muddy place," says my father.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • It was necessary to schlep all your hygiene products to the bathroom—shampoo, soap, razor, washcloth, and whatever else you might need.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Instead, most were bright and airy, run by thoughtful, reflective middle-aged men or women in suits who went to great pains to prove their facilities were more hygienic than most homes and that the staff was courteous, caring, and professional.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • The infirmary was of course a model of hygiene and efficiency, which I was most willing to maintain for him, despite his sometimes searing criticisms in this very room (and in front of others), which were aimed not at my specific conduct but at the legacies of my "training" and "background"—the ultimate question being of my ethos, as it were, a term (from his brief university schooling in England) that he seemed to employ often, for my edification.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I chose not to think about the chicken factory and how somewhere, deep within its bowels, there was probably a set of plastic overalls and a hygiene cap with my name still on them.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • "Oh, yes, the hygiene lesson," Kate said disgustedly.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Anyway, this afternoon, for some reason, Miss Wilson got talking about personal hygiene.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • The crowding, poor nutrition, and lack of hygiene made disease rampant; from typhus to scarlet fever, from malnutrition to psychosis, illness of some kind struck nearly every family.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • That first week while my classmates dozed off, I obsessively worried about the hygiene of the linoleum floor.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Why are you so interested in my personal hygiene?
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The woman broke into a big smile and led him to feminine hygiene.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Then there is personal hygiene.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  Ellen Foster
  • The rest of us just sat back and tuned out his impassioned speech on the importance of good hygiene.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Among my other disheveled qualities was apparently an inattention to personal hygiene, hence I soon became known as Stinky.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • This is not hygienic!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I took food and medicines with me, treated the sick as best I could, and made suggestions as to the improvement of health and hygiene, which were received with varying degrees of grace.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I wasn’t sure what Jem resented most, but I took umbrage at Mrs. Dubose’s assessment of the family’s mental hygiene.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Madam Pomfrey, however, felt it might not be very hygienic, and confiscated it.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • She gave up, apparently, all interest in table manners or hygiene, but acquired a deep concern for and about human relationships.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • In conspiratorial whispers, with shocking details to back up his claim, he assured us that the French had very low standards of personal hygiene.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • I had enough clothes to go a week between washing, and the basic hygiene necessities.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Both, for example, were fastidious, very attentive to hygiene and the condition of their fingernails.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Every small effort at hygiene was magnified by hours of labor spent procuring the simplest elements: water, heat, anything that might pass for disinfectant.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The film kept talking about growth spurts and acne problems caused by working in the forges, and proper flipper hygiene, and finally it was over.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • The fact that our promised help was a little man with bad hygiene and a magical limousine did not particularly surprise me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Are you careful about hygiene?
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • "Yes, and civilization is sterilization," Bernard went on, concluding on a tone of irony the second hypnopaedic lesson in elementary hygiene.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • More emphasis on hygiene.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
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