Origin of septic
Examples from the Web for septic
Reports that the bodies of the children had been ‘dumped’ in a septic tank have, however, proved to be wide of the mark.Irish Care Home Scandal Grows As Children Revealed To Be Used As Vaccine Guinea Pigs
June 10, 2014
I'm talking about what's called biogas, produced by treating the septic tanks attached to toilets.India’s Most Dangerous Meal: The Poisoned-Lunch Disaster
July 18, 2013
When Pope John Paul II died of septic shock and heart failure, in April 2005, he was 84.The Pope's Failing Health
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 28, 2011
Syphons, for automatic discharge, 225;for septic tanks, 229.Rural Hygiene
Henry N. Ogden
One is for septic pneumonia, the other for the removal of the lungs.Aladdin of London
Sir Max Pemberton
The blood he had received was without doubt not only splenic but also septic.
It will be found full of septic vibrios in process of generation by fission.
It is thus that a dust of septic germs can be formed even in contact with air.
- of, relating to, or caused by sepsis
- of, relating to, or caused by putrefaction
- Australian and NZ informal short for septic tank
Word Origin and History for septic
c.1600, from Latin septicus "of or pertaining to putrefaction," from Greek septikos "characterized by putrefaction," from sepein "make rotten or putrid, cause to rot" (see sepsis). Septic tank is attested from 1902.
- Of, relating to, having the nature of, or affected by sepsis.
- Causing or producing sepsis; putrefactive.
- A severe infection caused by pathogenic organisms, especially bacteria, in the blood or tissues. If untreated, a localized infection, as in the respiratory or urinary tracts, can lead to infection in the bloodstream and widespread inflammation, characterized initially by fever, chills, and other symptoms and later by septic shock.