septic

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • adjective referring to the process of decomposition of organic matter

Medical

  • adjective referring to or produced by sepsis

Slang

  • noun an American. A piece of rhyming slang, from ‘septic tank’: Yank. The word was first recorded being applied by Australians to visiting American servicemen during World War II. It is in continued currency among the younger generation in Australia and the UK (Sherman (tank) is a British synonym.).
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