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Hygeine vs. Hygiene: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 9, 2023
"Hygeine" is the incorrect spelling. The correct spelling is "hygiene," which refers to practices maintaining health and cleanliness.

Which is correct: Hygeine or Hygiene

How to spell Hygiene?

Hygeine is Incorrect

Hygiene is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember that "hygiene" has "y" before "g," unlike the incorrect "hygeine."
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Oct 08, 2023
Think of "gene" as the second part of the word, like genetics, which also concerns health.
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Oct 08, 2023
Hygiene has only one 'e,' not two, positioned after the 'g.'
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Oct 08, 2023
The correct word has "hy" at the beginning, think "HY" for "Healthy You."
Aimie Carlson
Oct 08, 2023
The pronunciation stresses the first syllable, which is "hy," making it easier to remember its position at the start.
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Oct 08, 2023
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Hygeine and Hygiene Definitions

Hygeine

Hygeine is an incorrect spelling of hygiene.
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Sep 16, 2023

Hygiene

In psychology, mental hygiene is maintaining, improving, and restoring mental health.
Mental hygiene practices include meditation and stress management.
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Sep 16, 2023

Hygiene

Hygiene refers to the practices for maintaining health and preventing disease.
Good hygiene is essential for overall well-being.
Janet White
Sep 16, 2023

Hygiene

In a social context, hygiene pertains to cleanliness and appearance.
She always takes hygiene seriously and looks presentable.
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Sep 16, 2023

Hygiene

Dental hygiene focuses on the cleanliness of teeth and gums.
Proper dental hygiene includes regular flossing.
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Sep 16, 2023
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Hygiene

The science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health. Also called hygienics.
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Sep 13, 2023

Hygiene

Conditions and practices that serve to promote or preserve health
Hygiene in the workplace.
Personal hygiene.
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Hygiene

The science of health, its promotion and preservation.
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Hygiene

Those conditions and practices that promote and preserve health.
Hygiene is an important consideration in places where food is prepared.
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Hygiene

Cleanliness.
They have poor personal hygiene.
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Sep 13, 2023

Hygiene

The property of having an expansion that is guaranteed not to cause the accidental capture of identifiers.
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Hygiene

That department of sanitary science which treats of the preservation of health, esp. of households and communities; a system of principles or rules designated for the promotion of health.
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Sep 13, 2023

Hygiene

A condition promoting sanitary practices;
Personal hygiene
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Hygiene

The science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health
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Hygiene

Hygiene also refers to conditions and practices conducive to health in a setting.
The kitchen's hygiene is top-notch.
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Sep 16, 2023

FAQs

Why is it called hygiene?

It's called "hygiene" from the Greek word "hygieinē," meaning "healthful."
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Oct 08, 2023

What is the plural form of hygiene?

Hygiene is non-countable; it does not have a plural form.
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Oct 08, 2023

What is the pronunciation of hygiene?

/ˈhīˌjēn/
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Oct 08, 2023

What is the verb form of hygiene?

There is no direct verb form, but related verbs include "cleanse" or "sanitize."
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Which preposition is used with hygiene?

"Of" as in "hygiene of the mouth."
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Oct 08, 2023

What is the root word of hygiene?

The root word is Greek "hygieinē."
Harlon Moss
Oct 08, 2023

Which vowel is used before hygiene?

The letter "e" often precedes "hygiene" as in "personal hygiene."
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Oct 08, 2023

Is hygiene an abstract noun?

Yes
Sara Rehman
Oct 08, 2023

Is hygiene a vowel or consonant?

It starts with a consonant (H).
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Oct 08, 2023

What is the singular form of hygiene?

Hygiene (it is a non-countable noun).
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Oct 08, 2023

Which conjunction is used with hygiene?

"And" is commonly used, as in "health and hygiene."
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Oct 08, 2023

Is hygiene a negative or positive word?

Generally positive
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Oct 08, 2023

How many syllables are in hygiene?

2
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Oct 08, 2023

Which article is used with hygiene?

"The" or "a/an," depending on the context.
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Oct 08, 2023

Is the word hygiene imperative?

The term itself is not imperative, but maintaining hygiene is often considered imperative.
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Oct 08, 2023

What is the opposite of hygiene?

Filthiness or uncleanliness
Janet White
Oct 08, 2023

What is the third form of hygiene?

N/A
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Oct 08, 2023

Is hygiene an adverb?

No
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Oct 08, 2023

Is the hygiene term a metaphor?

No
Aimie Carlson
Oct 08, 2023

Which determiner is used with hygiene?

"The" or "some"
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Oct 08, 2023

What is the second form of hygiene?

N/A
Janet White
Oct 08, 2023

How is hygiene used in a sentence?

"Regular handwashing is a basic aspect of good hygiene."
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Oct 08, 2023

Is hygiene a noun or adjective?

Noun
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Oct 08, 2023

Is hygiene a countable noun?

No
Janet White
Oct 08, 2023

How do we divide hygiene into syllables?

Hy-giene
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Oct 08, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in hygiene?

The first syllable "Hy" is stressed.
Harlon Moss
Oct 08, 2023

What part of speech is hygiene?

Noun
Janet White
Oct 08, 2023

What is another term for hygiene?

Cleanliness
Harlon Moss
Oct 08, 2023

What is the first form of hygiene?

N/A (it is a noun)
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Oct 08, 2023

Is hygiene a collective noun?

No
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Oct 08, 2023
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