cesspit
noun Etymology: cesspool + pit Date: 1777 a pit for the disposal of refuse (as sewage)

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  • cesspit — 1864, from cess (see CESSPOOL (Cf. cesspool)) + PIT (Cf. pit) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cesspit — [ses′pit΄] n. [< CESS(POOL) + PIT2] a pit for garbage, excrement, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Cesspit — Cesspool redirects here. For the G.I. Joe character, see Cesspool (G.I. Joe). An empty, old cesspool in Slovakia …   Wikipedia

  • cesspit — UK [ˈsesˌpɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms cesspit : singular cesspit plural cesspits 1) a large covered hole or container in the ground for collecting the liquid and solid waste that flows from a building 2) British a place or situation in… …   English dictionary

  • cesspit — cess|pit [ˈsesˌpıt] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: cesperal cesspool (1500 1600), probably from suspiral air hole (14 16 centuries), from Old French souspirail, from souspirer to sigh ; influenced by pool] 1.) also cess|pool [ˈsespu:l] a large hole… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cesspit — [[t]se̱spɪt[/t]] cesspits N COUNT A cesspit is a hole or tank in the ground into which waste water and sewage flow. Syn: cesspool …   English dictionary

  • cesspit — noun (C) 1 also cesspool / ses:pul/ a large hole or container under the ground in which waste from a building, especially from the toilets, is collected 2 a place or situation in which people behave immorally: For weeks the affair threatened to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cesspit — /ses pit /, n. a pit for receiving wastes, as sewage, or other refuse. [1860 65; CESS(POOL) + PIT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cesspit — noun A cesspool; a pit or covered cistern used to collect sewage and waste water …   Wiktionary

  • cesspit — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A place known for its great filth or corruption: cesspool, pit1, sink. Slang: armpit. See CLEAN, RIGHT …   English dictionary for students

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