toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books

hygiene

used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition practices promoting the prevention of illness and maintenance of health — such as cleanliness or promoting sanitary conditions
  • Many illnesses, especially diarrhea, can be prevented by good hygiene.
hygiene = practices promoting sanitary conditions
  • The company inspects hygiene at food-processing plants.
  • hygiene = practices promoting sanitary conditions
  • The hand hygiene guidelines were developed by the CDC's Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.
  • Poor personal hygiene is a sign of depression.
  • 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
  • hygiene = practices promoting the prevention of illness and maintenance of health
  • 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
  • hygiene = practices promoting the prevention of illness and maintenance of health — such as cleanliness
  • He knew the value of hygiene and he appreciated a healthful diet.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • hygiene = practices promoting the prevention of illness and maintenance of health — such as cleanliness
  • Somewhere in there was a lecture on personal hygiene by the head Englishman., and then a free election.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • hygiene = practices promoting the prevention of illness and maintenance of health — such as cleanliness
  • 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
  • hygiene = practices promoting the prevention of illness and maintenance of health — such as promoting sanitary conditions
  • Hygiene became a matter of small consequence.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • hygiene = practices to prevent illness
  • 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
  • hygiene = practices promoting the prevention of illness and maintenance of health
  • 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
  • hygienic = cleanliness promoting the prevention of illness
  • Madam Pomfrey, however, felt it might not be very hygienic, and confiscated it.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • At first it had been mental hygiene, protection of his morale.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
Search for other examples by interest
InterestSource
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®
Architecture — Google® books - Architecture
Business — Bloomberg®
Business — The Economist®
Classic Literature — Google® books - Classical Literature
Engineering — Google® books - Engineering
Engineering — Popular Mechanics®
Engineering — Discover Magazine®
Fine Arts & Music — Google® books - Art
History — Google® books - History
Human Behavior — Google® books - Psychology
Human Behavior — Psychology Today®
Law — FindLaw®
Law — Google® books - Law
Logic & Reasoning — Google® books - Reasoning
Medicine — Web MD®
Medicine — Google® books - Medicine
Nature & Ecology — National Geographic®
Nature & Ecology — Google® books - Nature
Personal Finance — Kiplinger® (Personal Finance)
Philosophy — Google® books - Philosophy
Public Policy & Politics — Newsweek®
Public Policy & Politics — Real Clear Politics®
Public Policy & Politics — Google® books - Politics
Religion & Spirtuality — Google® books - Religion
Religion - Christianity — Bible Gateway®
Religion - Christianity — Google® books - Christianity
Science — Popular Science®
Science — Scientific American®
Science — Google® books - Science
Sports — Sports Illustrated®