- The definition of septic is something that results from or causes decay, or absorption of something that produces disease.
An example of septic is a cesspit toilet.An example of septic is a type of tank that contains the sewage from a household; a septic tank.
Origin of septicClassical Latin septicus ; from Classical Greek sēptikos ; from sēpein, to make putrid: see sepia
- Of, relating to, having the nature of, or affected by sepsis.
- Causing sepsis; putrefactive.
Origin of septicLatin sēpticus, putrefying, from Greek sēptikos, from sēptos, rotten, from sēpein, to make rotten.
(comparative more septic, superlative most septic)
From Ancient Greek σηπτικός (sēptikos, “characterized by putridity”), from σηπτός (sēptos), from σήπειν (sēpein).
- (mathematics) A mathematical object (function, curve, surface, etc.) of degree seven.
- (mathematics) Of the seventh degree or order.
From Latin septem (“seven”).
Short form of Cockney rhyming slang septic tank (“Yank”).
- (UK, Australia, New Zealand, Cockney rhyming slang) Alternative form of septic; an American.