Definition of hygiene :
That department of sanitary science which treats of the preservation of health, esp. of households and communities; a system of principles or rules designated for the promotion of health.
hygiantics, preventive medicine, regimen, constitution, ill health, wellness, sanitary provisions, fitness, condition, public health, well-being, health, hygienization, hygienics, healthful living, shape, sanitary measures, state, mental health, hygiology
healthiness (part of speech: noun)
cleanness (part of speech: noun)
- Our schools are doing good work along these lines of personal hygiene; parents should reinforce the efforts of the teacher by bringing the home hygiene up to the right standards. - "Parent and Child Vol. III., Child Study and Training", Mosiah Hall.
- As recently as the generation immediately preceding ours people were unacquainted with the simplest rules of hygiene. - ""Speaking of Operations--"", Irvin S. Cobb.
- You can get over any objection by calling it Hygiene, or limb- culture, or something of that sort. - "The Chronicles of Clovis", Saki.