septic tank

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of septic tank

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

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First Known Use of septic tank

circa 1902


SEPTIC TANK Defined for English Language Learners

septic tank

noun

Definition of septic tank for English Language Learners

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


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