Septic meaning

sĕptĭk
(mathematics) A mathematical object (function, curve, surface, etc.) of degree seven.
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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.

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Of, relating to, having the nature of, or affected by sepsis.
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Causing sepsis; putrefactive.
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Causing, or resulting from, sepsis or putrefaction.
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Causing sepsis; putrefactive.
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Of or pertaining to sepsis.
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Causing sepsis or putrefaction.
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Of or pertaining to sewage or the disposal of sewage.

Septic tank; septic system.

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A substance that causes sepsis or putrefaction.
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A septic tank; a system for the disposal of sewage into a septic tank, a septic system.
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(mathematics) Of the seventh degree or order.
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(UK, Australia, New Zealand, rhyming slang, derogatory) An American, a Yank.
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(UK, Australia, New Zealand, Cockney rhyming slang) Alternative form of septic; an American.
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Relating to, having the nature of, or affected by sepsis.
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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 σηπτικός (sÄ“ptikos, “characterized by putridity"), from σηπτός (sÄ“ptos), from σήπειν (sÄ“pein).

    From Wiktionary

  • Short form of Cockney rhyming slang septic tank (“Yank").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin septem (“seven").

    From Wiktionary