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 septic
- Latin sēpticus putrefying from Greek sēptikos from sēptos rotten from sēpein to make rotten
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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).
- Short form of Cockney rhyming slang septic tank (“Yank").
- From Latin septem (“seven").