Septic



adjective, Pathology.
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of sepsis; infected.
2.
putrefactive.
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or caused by sepsis
2.
of, relating to, or caused by putrefaction
noun
3.
(Austral & NZ, informal) short for septic tank

septic sep·tic (sěp’tĭk)
adj.

Of, relating to, having the nature of, or affected by sepsis.

Causing or producing sepsis; putrefactive.

sepsis
(sěp’sĭs)
A severe infection caused by pathogenic organisms, especially bacteria, in the blood or tissues. If untreated, a localized infection, as in the respiratory or urinary tracts, can lead to infection in the bloodstream and widespread inflammation, characterized initially by fever, chills, and other symptoms and later by septic shock.

septic adjective

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