3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hygiene \Hy"gi*ene\, noun [F. hygi['e]ne. See {Hygeia}.] 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Regimen \Reg"i*men\ (r?j"?*m?n), noun [L. regimen, -inis, fr. regere to guide, to rule. See {Right}, and cf. {Regal}, {R['e]gime}, {Regiment}.]

1. Orderly government; system of order; adminisration. --Hallam.

2. 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}.

3. (Gram.) (a) A syntactical relation between words, as when one depends on another and is regulated by it in respect to case or mood; government. (b) The word or words governed.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a condition promoting sanitary practices; "personal hygiene"

2: the science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health [syn: {hygiene}, {hygienics}]

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