HyperDic: septic

English > 2 senses of the word septic:
ADJECTIVEallseptic, infectedcontaining or resulting from disease-causing organisms
pertsepticof or relating to or caused by putrefaction
septic > pronunciation
Soundsseh'ptihk
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English > septic: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningContaining or resulting from disease-causing organisms.
Examples
  • "a septic sore throat"
  • "a septic environment"
  • "septic sewage"
Synonyminfected
Narrowerabscessedinfected and filled with pus
contaminativeMaking impure by contact or mixing
dirty, pestiferouscontaminated with infecting organisms
infectious, infectiveCaused by infection or capable of causing infection
purulent, pussyContaining pus
putrefactive, putrefacientCausing or promoting bacterial putrefaction
septicemiccharacteristic of septicemia
See alsogermyFull of germs or pathological microorganisms
unhealthfuldetrimental to good health
OppositeantisepticThoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms
Spanishinfeccioso, infectado, séptico
Catalaninfecciós, sèptic
Nounssepsisthe presence of pus-forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues
English > septic: 2 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or caused by putrefaction.
Example"the septic action occurs at the bottom of the septic tank"
Spanishséptico
Catalansèptic
Nounsdecomposition(biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
sepsisthe presence of pus-forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues

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