What does the word septic mean?

Usage examples for septic

  1. Practically every one is septic, and to anyone in the least run down the danger of infection is considerable; and infection with some of the organisms with which one meets in war is a very serious thing indeed. – A Surgeon in Belgium by Henry Sessions Souttar
  2. She was afraid of septic poisoning, she told the bird; but added comfortingly: There- you needn't worry one minute over that. – Jean of the Lazy A by B. M. Bower