Crossword clues for hygiene
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Regimen \Reg"i*men\ (r?j"?*m?n), n. [L. regimen, -inis, fr. regere to guide, to rule. See Right, and cf. Regal, R['e]gime, Regiment.]
Orderly government; system of order; adminisration.
Any regulation or remedy which is intended to produce beneficial effects by gradual operation; esp. (Med.), a systematic course of diet, etc., pursed with a view to improving or preserving the health, or for the purpose of attaining some particular effect, as a reduction of flesh; -- sometimes used synonymously with hygiene.
A syntactical relation between words, as when one depends on another and is regulated by it in respect to case or mood; government.
The word or words governed.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1670s, from French hygiène, ultimately from Greek hygieine techne "the healthful art," from hygies "healthy," literally "living well" (personified as the goddess Hygieia), from PIE *eyu-gwie-es- "having a vigorous life." The Greek adjective was used by Aristotle as a noun meaning "health."
n. 1 The science of health, its promotion and preservation. 2 Those conditions and practices that promote and preserve health. 3 cleanliness. 4 (cx computing slang of a macro English) The property of having an expansion that is guaranteed not to cause the accidental capture of identifiers.
n. a condition promoting sanitary practices; "personal hygiene"
the science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health [syn: hygienics]
Hygiene is a set of practices performed for the preservation of health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "Hygiene refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases."
Whereas in popular culture and parlance it can often mean mere 'cleanliness', hygiene in its fullest and original meaning goes much beyond that to include all circumstances and practices, lifestyle issues, premises and commodities that engender a safe and healthy environment. While in modern medical sciences there is a set of standards of hygiene recommended for different situations, what is considered hygienic or not can vary between different cultures, genders and etarian groups. Some regular hygienic practices may be considered good habits by a society while the neglect of hygiene can be considered disgusting, disrespectful or even threatening.
Usage examples of "hygiene".
As Zella and I prepped the patient, they went through the Detainment Area, and came back with a small garment-repair kit, a thermal braising tool, and a pile of personal hygiene sponges.
The fourth and fifth books take up hygiene, special dietetics, and general pathology.
The setting may be clinical, but the enema must be administered for punishment rather than health or hygiene, and always In conjunction with spanking.
Every eugenist must wish them success in their efforts to promote sex hygiene, but it is a matter of regret that they can not place their efforts in the proper light, for their masquerade as a eugenic propaganda has brought undeserved reproach on the eugenics movement.
The good hygiene discipline now practised by all our units in Burma, the use of the new drug Mepacrine, and constant spraying with D.
They will assemble mountains of facts about housing, rents, hygiene, income, population, literacy and numeracy, crime, fire, and the number of children, aged and slaves in every family.
It was a severe principle, phyletic hygiene, but it averted much suffering.
The great plague which wasted Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and reappeared in the seventeenth, had been identified with a disease which yields to enlightened treatment, and its ancient virulence was attributed to ignorance of hygiene, and the filthy habits of a former age.
Cowley needed a lot of luck to get laid, what with his acne, his distaste for personal hygiene and his undershot jaw.
They were awful, unglorious deaths, and no one had even been sure if one of the war bugs was responsible, or the cold and hunger and near total lack of modem hygiene.
As if watching Luciano playing tug-of-war with the bottles of Barolo wasnt humiliating enough, now to be confronted with her own utter lack of skills in the domestic hygiene department was mortifying beyond belief.
Hugh and Barong and Mental emerged from the bathroom, glowing with cleanliness and mental hygiene.
So let me get this straight: the deuteronomists, through Hezekiah, impose a policy of informational hygiene on Jerusalem and do some civil-engineering work -- you said they worked on the water supply?
Indeed, the dominant discourses of AIDS prevention have been all about hygiene: We must avoid contact and use protection.
Aside from your own genetic and organic microbial matter, in the form of shed skin and faecal material, there are all the polymer and long-chain molecules not naturally occurring here that are present in your clothing and your hygiene products.