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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Of or relating to health or to medical practice.

Usage examples (4)
  • A substance of a bituminous nature, called hygeian rock, has been of late years introduced, and is being extensively used for this purpose; it is melted and poured into...
  • A lime bath once or twice a week, in the absence of all fever, is said to be an excellent hygeian or prophylactic treatment.
  • Sir E.B. Lytton tells us that 'the air of Malvern is in itself hygeian: the water is immemorially celebrated for its purity: the landscape is a perpetual pleasure to the...
  • Mr. Walker, the hygeian humorist, declared that he had such a healthy skin it was impossible for any impurity to stick to it, and maintained that it was an absurdity to... for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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