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English adjective: septic

1. septic containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms


SamplesA septic sore throat.
A septic environment.
Septic sewage.


Synonymsinfected


Similarabscessed, contaminative, dirty, infectious, infective, pestiferous, purulent, pussy, putrefacient, putrefactive, septicemic


See alsogermy, unhealthful


Antonymsantiseptic

2. septic of or relating to or caused by putrefaction


SamplesThe septic action occurs at the bottom of the septic tank.









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