Etymology
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sepsis (n.)

"putrefaction, decomposition, rot," 1876, from Modern Latin sepsis, from Greek sēpsis "putrefaction," from sēpein "to rot," a word of unknown origin, possibly Pre-Greek.

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Definitions of sepsis

sepsis (n.)
the presence of pus-forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues;
From wordnet.princeton.edu