- Also called: sink, sump a covered cistern, etc, for collecting and storing sewage or waste water
- a filthy or corrupt place: a cesspool of iniquity
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cess•pit (ses′pit′),USA pronunciation n.WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Buildinga pit for receiving wastes, as sewage, or other refuse.
- cess(pool) + pit1 1860–65
cess•pool /ˈsɛsˌpul/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Buildingan underground container for receiving the waste from a house.
- a place of filth or immorality.
cess•pool (ses′po̅o̅l′),USA pronunciation n.
- Buildinga cistern, well, or pit for retaining the sediment of a drain or for receiving the sewage from a house.
- any filthy receptacle or place.
- any place of moral filth or immorality:a cesspool of iniquity.
- Latin rēcessus recess, place of retirement) + pool1
- Italian cesso privy
- cess ( 1575–85
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cesspool /ˈsɛsˌpuːl/, cesspit /ˈsɛsˌpɪt/ n
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