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|Tom Sykes|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Dilip D’Souza|July 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When Pope John Paul II died of septic shock and heart failure, in April 2005, he was 84.
Septic tanks take care of the sewerage better than the sewer systems in some towns.Farm Mechanics|Herbert A. Shearer
Insoluble mineral matter gradually accumulates in septic tanks, so that they must be cleaned once every few years.Mechanical Devices in the Home|Edith Louise Allen
Neither can it be advocated in the laminitis occurring as a sequel to septic metritis or to pneumonia.Diseases of the Horse's Foot|Harry Caulton Reeks
In other words, a line of land tile like the fields of the septic tank.If You're Going to Live in the Country|Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
That terrible attack of septic pneumonia in New York, as we now know, left the heart injured and the lungs weakened.Marriage la mode|Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for septic
Word Origin for septic
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.