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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.


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

See alsogermy, unhealthful


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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