Definition of Cesspit

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

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



Definition of Cesspit

1. Noun. A cesspool; a pit or covered cistern used to collect sewage and waste water. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cesspit

1. a cesspool [n -S] - See also: cesspool

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cesspit

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

Literary usage of Cesspit

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1. The Weekly Reporter by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain. Privy Council, Great Britain. Supreme Court of Judicature (1892)
"Another line of pipes to carry off the surface sewage from the cesspit was ... The local board called on A. to abate the nuisance by cleansing the cesspit. ..."

2. Lectures on Sanitary Law by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1893)
"A builder, 'Header,' built ten houses within the Urban District of West Cowes, and drained these houses into a cesspit by a 6-inch pipe, ..."

3. Observations on the Construction of Healthy Dwellings: Namely, Houses by Douglas Strutt Galton (1880)
"The old form of cesspit was to dig a hole in the ground; if porous ground, so much the better; and to pour into this the whole foul refuse of the house or ..."

4. Transactions of the Seventh International Congress of Hygiene and Demography by Charles Edward Shelly (1892)
"This cesspit is generally in masonry, and is divided into two parts to ... By this means the emptying of the cesspit is postponed to a more distant time. ..."

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