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septic (adj) (of a wound or part of your body) poisoned by harmful bacteria.

When a wound/injury gets septic, harmful bacteria poison the wound/injury, and the part of the body that is septic may be rotten.

  • The diabetic old man had an injury in his leg and before he could be brought to the hospital, the injury became septic. The injured part of the body poisoned by harmful bacteria has become rotten and was stinking. The doctor gave him antibiotics after dressing the injury with antiseptic lotion.
  • The cut on the finger became septic because it was not immediately treated. Harmful bacteria poisoned the injury and puss was oozing from it.
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