septic tank


septic tank

noun

: a tank under the ground that holds human waste from toilets

Full Definition of SEPTIC TANK

:  a tank in which the solid matter of continuously flowing sewage is disintegrated by bacteria

First Known Use of SEPTIC TANK

circa 1902

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: septième
Previous Word in the Dictionary: septic sore throat
All Words Near: septic tank

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up septic tank? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).