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septic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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septicsep‧tic /ˈseptɪk/ adjective especially British English 🔊 🔊 MIa wound or part of your body that is septic is infected with bacteria 🔊 a cut that went septic
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septicHot flesh pressed close; the septic flesh of his companions.So the sewage goes septic, giving off hydrogen sulphide which corrodes the pipes and makes a nasty smell.These become hairless and develop septic sores.If you have a septic system, where is the drain field?Everywhere, it was like an over-flowing septic tank or something rotting.It was just a septic tank.It was in virgin wilderness up north where septic tanks are forbidden.A tree gone septic where we gouged our initials.a septic wound
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