a tank in which solid organic sewage is decomposed and purified by anaerobic bacteria.
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Origin of septic tank
First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for septic tank
a tank, usually below ground, for containing sewage to be decomposed by anaerobic bacteria
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