[ UK /sˈɛptɪk/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛptɪk/ ]
  1. containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms
    a septic environment
    septic sewage
    a septic sore throat
  2. of or relating to or caused by putrefaction
    the septic action occurs at the bottom of the septic tank
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How To Use septic In A Sentence

  • It was a bit too clean and antiseptic to be really considered an evil lair.
  • Other products include extended-shelf-life and aseptic products in single-serve containers sold at convenience stores and multipacks at club stores.
  • Unlike chemical antiseptics, essential oils are harmless to tissue, yet they are powerful aggressors towards germs.
  • By convention, the terms \'aseptic\ 'or \'avascular\' necrosis have been applied to areas of juxtaarticular involvement and the term bone infarct is usually applied to metaphyseal or diaphyseal involvement. Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  • Throwing a cup of bicarbonate of soda down a septic toilet each week will help to reduce acidity, and encourage the growth of waste-digesting bacteria.
  • In patients with superimposed bacterial infection, septicaemia develops and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality.
  • Obesity and inactivity kill 26,000 Americans a year, making them less lethal than relatively unknown diseases such as nephritis and septicemia.
  • Lavender oil is a natural disinfectant, antiseptic, and antibiotic which promotes healing and prevents scarring, and is especially effective for the treatment of burns and scalds.
  • Run-off from barnyards, cropland, feedlots, septic tanks, and intensively managed turf areas such as golf courses can introduce large quantities of organic matter and nutrients into a pond.
  • In any case there is much common ground between the two schools: each can learn from the other, and those professors of asepticism who have acknowledged their debt to Lister have been wiser than those who have made contention their aim. Victorian Worthies Sixteen Biographies
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