1. tending to promote or preserve health;
- Example: "hygienic habits like using disposable tissues"
- Example: "hygienic surroundings with plenty of fresh air"
[syn: hygienic, hygienical]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hygienic \Hy`gi*en"ic\, a. [Cf. F. hygi['e]nique.] Of or pertaining to health or hygiene; sanitary. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
30 Moby Thesaurus words for "hygienic": antiseptic, aseptic, beneficial, benign, boiled, bracing, clean, constitutional, decontaminated, disinfected, good, good for, health-enhancing, health-preserving, healthful, healthy, hygeian, invigorating, pasteurized, prophylactic, pure, refreshing, salubrious, salutary, sanitary, sterile, sterilized, tonic, uninfected, wholesome