Definition of 'septic'
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The next day the wounds turned septic and her body swelled up. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Her head was a mass of septic wounds. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The sneering turns septic all it touches. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That was despite almost losing a finger because it turned septic. The Sun (2010)He suffered burns last month and they turned septic in hospital. The Sun (2014)Doctors said her muscles and nerves were dying and turning septic. The Sun (2012)Within two days he had suffered septic shock and total organ failure. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The cause of death was septic shock. The Sun (2016)But in people without a spleen it can cause death due to septic shock. The Sun (2014)Her arm swelled, stopping the blood flow and turning the limb septic. The Sun (2012)By 2005 the whole thing had turned septic. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The septicaemia had plunged her into septic shock, with fluid filling her lungs. The Sun (2010)She was admitted to hospital in septic shock, suffering from multiple organ failure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Docs say she went into septic shock, which can lead to organ failure. The Sun (2015)Our neighbours' drains come under our wall and join with ours before going into a septic tank. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This time, he has scored one goal again but has made only two substitute appearances in a season plagued by septic arthritis. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That only occurred on April 21 when urgent treatment for septic arthritis was carried out. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Within 48 hours, infection had spread throughout his body and he suffered septic shock and total organ failure. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'septic'
British English: septic ADJECTIVE
If a wound or a part of your body becomes septic, it becomes infected.
A flake of plaster from the ceiling fell into his eye, which became septic.
Definition of septic from the Collins English Dictionary
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