Definition of Cesspool

1. Noun. A covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it.

Exact synonyms: Cesspit, Sink, Sump
Generic synonyms: Cistern



Definition of Cesspool

1. n. A cistern in the course, or the termination, of a drain, to collect sedimentary or superfluous matter; a privy vault; any receptacle of filth.

Definition of Cesspool

1. Noun. An underground pit where sewage is held. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) A filthy place. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cesspool

1. a covered well or pit for sewage [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cesspool

cesses
cessile
cessing
cession
cessionaries
cessionary
cessions
cessment
cessments
cessor
cessors
cesspipe
cesspipes
cesspit
cesspits
cesspool (current term)
cesspools
cesstibtantite
cesta
cestas
cesti
cestoda
cestode
cestode infections
cestodes
cestodiasis
cestoi
cestoid
cestoidean
cestoideans

Literary usage of Cesspool

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1. Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the by Arnold James Cooley, W. North (1892)
"That an examination of any cesspool can be made by the sanitary inspector, ... The local authority may itself undertake the cleansing of a cesspool, ..."

2. The Health Officer by Frank Overton, Willard Joseph Denno (1919)
"Construction of a cesspool.—A cesspool is usually constructed with circular ... A standard size for a cesspool of an ordinary house is 7 feet in diameter ..."

3. The Practice in Civil Actions and Proceedings at Law, in Ohio, and by Joseph Rockwell Swan (1845)
"Second Count for not Emptying the cesspool. And whereas, also, the said plaintiff, being so possessed of his said dwelling house, with the appurtenances as ..."

4. Modern Plumbing Illustrated: A Comprehensive and Thoroughly Practical Work by Robert Macy Starbuck (1922)
"The ground above the cesspool should be banked with turf, in order to shed surface water and prevent its entrance into the cesspool. ..."

5. General Exercises of the International Congress of Charities, Correction and (1894)
"Every person who shall construct a cesspool in connection with a building, shall construct such cesspool at a distance of one hundred feet at the least from ..."

6. Lectures on Sanitary Law by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1893)
"with a building, shall not construct such cesspool within the distance of one hundred ... Every person who shall construct a cesspool in connection with a ..."

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