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Definition of hygienic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hygienic

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//haɪˈdʒɛnɪk//
 
, NAmE//haɪˈdʒinɪk//
 
, NAmE//ˌhaɪdʒiˈɛnɪk//
 
 
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clean and free of bacteria and therefore unlikely to spread disease Food must be prepared in hygienic conditions. The kitchen didn't look very hygienic. opposite unhygienic
hygienically
 
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NAmE//haɪˈdʒɛnɪkli//
 
, NAmE//haɪˈdʒinɪkli//
 
, NAmE//ˌhaɪdʒiˈɛnɪkli//
 
adverb Medical supplies are disposed of hygienically.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hygienic