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cess·pit

 (sĕs′pĭt′)
n.
A pit for refuse or sewage.

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Noun1.cesspit - a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
cistern - an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater
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cesspit

noun
A place known for its great filth or corruption:
Slang: armpit.
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Translations

cesspit

[ˈsespɪt] cesspool [ˈsespuːl] Npozo m negro (fig) → sentina f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cesspit

[ˈsɛspɪt] nfosse f d'aisance
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cesspit

[ˈsɛsˌpɪt] cesspool [ˈsɛsˌpuːl] npozzo nero
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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