cesspool

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By folk etymology (influence from pool) from earlier cesperalle, alteration of Middle English suspiral, from Middle French souspirail (air hole), from soupirer, souspirer (to sigh, breathe), from Latin suspirare.

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cesspool (plural cesspools)

  1. An underground pit where sewage is held.
  2. (by extension) A filthy place.

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