The definition of a cesspool is a gross, disgusting or corrupt place, or an underground storage for sewage from sinks and toilets.(noun)
A place that is filthy dirty and gross is an example of a cesspool.
See cesspool in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < ? It cesso, privy < L secessus, place of retirement (in LL, privy, drain): see secede
See cesspool in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Perhaps alteration (influenced by pool1)
Origin: of obsolete cesperalle, drainpipe
Origin: , from Middle English suspiral, vent
Origin: , from Old French sospirail, breathing hole
Origin: , from souspirer, to breathe
Origin: , from Latin suspīrāre, to sigh; see suspire.
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