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sep·tic

 (sĕp′tĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, having the nature of, or affected by sepsis.
2. Causing sepsis; putrefactive.

[Latin sēpticus, putrefying, from Greek sēptikos, from sēptos, rotten, from sēpein, to make rotten.]

sep·tic′i·ty (-tĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

septic

(ˈsɛptɪk)
adj
1. (Pathology) of, relating to, or caused by sepsis. Also (archaic): septical
2. (Pathology) of, relating to, or caused by putrefaction
n
informal Austral and NZ short for septic tank
[C17: from Latin sēpticus, from Greek sēptikos, from sēptos decayed, from sēpein to make rotten]
ˈseptically adv
septicity n

sep•tic

(ˈsɛp tɪk)

adj.
1. pertaining to or of the nature of sepsis; infected.
2. putrefactive.
[1595–1605; < Latin sēpticus < Greek sēptikós]
sep′ti•cal•ly, adv.
sep•tic′i•ty (-ˈtɪs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.septic - containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms; "a septic sore throat"; "a septic environment"; "septic sewage"
unhealthful - detrimental to good health; "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint"
germy - full of germs or pathological microorganisms; "the water in New York harbor is oily and dirty and germy"
antiseptic - thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms; "doctors in antiseptic green coats"; "the antiseptic effect of alcohol"; "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities"
2.septic - of or relating to or caused by putrefaction; "the septic action occurs at the bottom of the septic tank"

septic

Translations
عَفِن، نَتِن
hnisající
betændt
szeptikus
eitrunar-, ígerîar-
pūliuojantisseptinis valymo rezervuarassu pūliais
pūžņojošsseptisks
hnisajúci
mikrop kapmışmikroplu

septic

[ˈseptɪk]
A. ADJséptico
to become or go or turn septicinfectarse
B. CPD septic poisoning Nsepticemia f
septic tank Nfosa f séptica, pozo m séptico

septic

[ˈsɛptɪk] adj (= infected) [wound, toe] → infecté(e)
to go septic → s'infecter

septic

adjvereitert, septisch; the wound turned septicdie Wunde eiterte

septic

[ˈsɛptɪk] adjsettico/a; (wound) → infetto/a
to go septic → infettarsi

septic

(ˈseptik) adjective
(of a wound etc) full of or caused by germs that are poisoning the blood. a septic finger; septic poisoning.
septic tank
a tank in which sewage is partially purified by the action of bacteria.

sep·tic

n. séptico-a, rel. a la sepsis;
___ shockchoque ___.

septic

adj séptico
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