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septic

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adjective sep·tic \ˈsep-tik\

Simple Definition of septic

  • medical : infected with bacteria

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of septic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or causing putrefaction

  2. 2 :  relating to, involving, caused by, or affected with sepsis <septic patients>

  3. 3 :  used for sewage treatment and disposal <a septic system>; also :  of or relating to a septic system <septic effluents>

Origin of septic

Latin septicus, from Greek sēptikos, from sēpein to putrefy


First Known Use: 1605

Rhymes with septic


Medical Dictionary

septic

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adjective sep·tic \ˈsep-tik\

Medical Definition of septic

  1. 1:  putrefactive

  2. 2:  relating to, involving, caused by, or affected with sepsis <septic complications> <septic arthritis> <septic patients>





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