Etymology
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septic (adj.)

c. 1600, from Latin septicus "of or pertaining to putrefaction," from Greek septikos "characterized by putrefaction," from sepein "make rotten or putrid, cause to rot" (see sepsis). Septic tank is attested from 1902.

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Definitions of septic

septic (adj.)
containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms;
septic sewage
a septic environment
a septic sore throat
Synonyms: infected
septic (adj.)
of or relating to or caused by putrefaction;
the septic action occurs at the bottom of the septic tank
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