[ sep-tik ]
/ ˈsɛp tɪk /
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Origin of septic
1595–1605; <Latin sēpticus<Greek sēptikós, equivalent to sēpt(ós) rotted + -ikos-ic
OTHER WORDS FROM septicsep·ti·cal·ly, adverbsep·tic·i·ty [sep-tis-i-tee], /sɛpˈtɪs ɪ ti/, nounnon·sep·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for septic
/ (ˈsɛptɪk) /
of, relating to, or caused by sepsis
of, relating to, or caused by putrefaction
Australian and NZ informal short for septic tank
Derived forms of septicseptically, adverbsepticity (sɛpˈtɪsɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for septic
C17: from Latin sēpticus, from Greek sēptikos, from sēptos decayed, from sēpein to make rotten
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Medical definitions for septic (1 of 2)
[ sĕp′tĭk ]
Of, relating to, having the nature of, or affected by sepsis.
Causing or producing sepsis; putrefactive.
Medical definitions for septic (2 of 2)
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