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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life
cesspitcess‧pit /ˈsesˌpɪt/ noun [countable]  1 (also cesspool /ˈsesˌpuːl/)DCLEAN a large hole or container under the ground in which waste from a building, especially from the toilets, is collected2 SERIOUS SITUATIONa place or situation in which people behave in a bad or immoral way For weeks the affair threatened to be a cesspit of scandal.
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cesspitScutari was built over a cesspit.By leaking, like cesspits, they contaminated ground water.A once charming rural idyll, Emmerdale had become a moral cesspit.
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