[ UK /sˈɛspuːl/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛsˌpuɫ/ ]
  1. a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
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How To Use cesspool In A Sentence

  • The entire kitchen sink has been thrown in, and for this and other reasons departments of English have generally become cesspools of diffusion, disaffection, and resentment.
  • = -- Cesspool emanations usually consist of a mixture of sulphuretted hydrogen, sulphide of ammonium, and nitrogen; but sometimes it is only deoxidized air with an excess of carbonic acid gas. Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  • But whether the Cabinet falls or not, Czechs know that very little will change, for the cesspool that is Czech political culture runs very deep indeed.
  • I knew that such a place would have been a cesspool of violence, corruption and racism, and I wanted to write a Mississippi prison book that sort of reversed the polarities.
  • When you think you are the best, why go to "godforsaken" countries where they hate you for being American, are cesspool, and you might get robbed? Matt Kepnes: Why Americans Don't Travel Overseas
  • Its waste, up to ten pounds per day, drops through the slats where it collects before being periodically pumped into open-air cesspools.
  • Unsparing in his criticism, he held politicians squarely responsible for converting research institutions into a cesspool of dirty politics and trade unionism.
  • Roorback was becoming an online cesspool, slowly draining and dangerously atrophic—except everyone was a little bit brilliant, what with the embedded literary allusions and clever turns of phrase, the meta-references and nuanced understanding of irony. AMERICAN SUBVERSIVE
  • At nudging 78, I can remember a very different society from our current cesspool of moral, social and economic decadence.
  • Hersh's work won him a Pulitzer, and he's continued digging into military and political cesspools, including the CIA's bombing of Cambodia and its actions against Chile's Salvador Allende.
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