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Definition of "septic" [sep•tic]

  • Of, relating to, having the nature of, or affected by sepsis. (adjective)
  • Causing sepsis; putrefactive. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "septic" in a sentence
  • "The doctors explained that my husband was septic from the bacteria which had invaded his blood system."
  • "The proper operation of the septic is essential to health, property value, and the ecology."
  • "Looking for ground north to buy but need to buy at least 3 acres or more to get permit to put in septic tank legally."