Definition of hygienic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//haɪˈdʒiːnɪk//
; NAmE usually NAmE//haɪˈdʒenɪk//
, NAmE//haɪˈdʒiːnɪk//
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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
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hygienic