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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Sep"tic
Of the seventh degree or order.

Etymology: Septi- + -ic

Having power to promote putrefaction.

Etymology: L. septicus, Gr. ����, fr. ���� to make putrid: cf. F. septique

noun Sep"tic
A substance that promotes putrefaction.
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  1. Containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms ("a septic sore throat", "a septic environment", and "septic sewage")
  2. Of or relating to or caused by putrefaction ("the septic action occurs at the bottom of the septic tank")

From Ancient Greek σηπτικός (sēptikós, “characterized by putridity”), from σηπτός (sēptós), from σήπειν (sḗpein).

  1. A substance that causes sepsis or putrefaction.
  2. A septic tank; a system for the disposal of sewage into a septic tank, a septic system.

From Latin septem (“seven”).

  1. (mathematics) A mathematical object (function, curve, surface, etc.) of degree seven.

Short form of Cockney rhyming slang septic tank (“Yank”).

  1. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, rhyming slang, derogatory) An American, a Yank.

    Fun Facts about the name Septic

    • How unique is the name Septic? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Septic was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
    • Weird things about the name Septic: Your name in reverse order is Citpes. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Petsic. How do you pronounce that?

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    Past life for Septic born Nov 11, 1998

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Eastern Australia approximately on 1775. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

    Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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