Origin of septicClassical Latin septicus from Classical Greek s?ptikos from s?pein, to make putrid: see sepia
Homeowners who are not connected to the city sewer system usually have a septic tank on their property to handle waste.
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.
- 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 ÏƒÎ·Ï€Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (sÄ“ptikos, “characterized by putridity"), from ÏƒÎ·Ï€Ï„ÏŒÏ‚ (sÄ“ptos), from ÏƒÎ®Ï€ÎµÎ¹Î½ (sÄ“pein).
- (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.
- But when the hepatitis is of septic origin, suppuration is likely to occur, the result being an hepatic abscess.
- It is inadvisable to explore for a suspected abscess with a hollow needle without first opening the abdomen, as septic fluid might thus be enabled to leak out, and infect the general peritoneal cavity.
- When, for instance, the cause of septic infection had been revealed, the prophylaxis of the disease became a possibility.
- But it undoubtedly prolongs life, lessens suffering, and by checking the growth of bacteria upon the cancer reduces the fetid odour and the symptoms of septic intoxication.
- Untold hours of do-it-yourself-manship and emergency repair had finally overcome poor septic design and generally shoddy workmanship to create communities of adequate comfort and living.