Healthful; relating to hygiene; tending to maintain health.

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hy·gien·ic .hī-jē-'en-ik, hī-'jen-, hī-'jēn- adj of, relating to, or conducive to health or hygiene
hy·gien·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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hy·gien·ic (hi-jenґik) 1. pertaining to hygiene. 2. conducive to health.

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