Definition of cesspool
1 : an underground reservoir for liquid waste (such as household sewage)
2 : a filthy, evil, or corrupt place or state a cesspool of corruption
Examples of cesspool in a Sentence
The region had become a cesspool of pollution.
over the decades the once-respectable neighborhood had become an urban cesspool
Origin and Etymology of cesspool
CESSPOOL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cesspool for English Language Learners
: an underground hole or container for holding liquid waste (such as sewage) from a building
: a place or situation that is very dirty, evil, or corrupt
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