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Definition of hygiene noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hygiene

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈhaɪdʒin//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the practice of keeping yourself and your living and working areas clean in order to prevent illness and disease food hygiene personal hygiene In the interests of hygiene, please wash your hands.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hygiene