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res·er·voir

 (rĕz′ər-vwär′, -vwôr′, -vôr′)
n.
1. A natural or artificial pond or lake used for the storage and regulation of water.
2. A receptacle or chamber for storing a fluid.
3. An underground accumulation of petroleum or natural gas.
4. Anatomy See cisterna.
5. A large or extra supply; a reserve: a reservoir of goodwill.
6. Medicine An organism or population that directly or indirectly transmits a pathogen while being virtually immune to its effects.

[French réservoir, from réserver, to reserve, from Old French reserver; see reserve.]
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reservoir

(ˈrɛzəˌvwɑː)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) a natural or artificial lake or large tank used for collecting and storing water, esp for community water supplies or irrigation
2. a receptacle for storing gas, esp one attached to a stove
3. (Biology) biology a vacuole or cavity in an organism, containing a secretion or some other fluid
4. (Anatomy) anatomy another name for cisterna
5. a place where a great stock of anything is accumulated
6. a large supply of something; reserve: a reservoir of talent.
[C17: from French réservoir, from réserver to reserve]
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res•er•voir

(ˈrɛz ərˌvwɑr, -ˌvwɔr, -ˌvɔr, ˈrɛz ə-)

n.
1. a natural or artificial place where water is collected and stored for use, esp. water to supply a community or region.
2. a receptacle or chamber for holding a liquid or fluid.
3. a body of porous, permeable rock in which a pool of oil or gas has accumulated.
4. Anat. a cavity or part that holds some fluid or secretion.
5. a place where anything is collected or accumulated in great amount.
6. a large or extra supply or stock; reserve.
[1680–90; < French réservoir=réserv(er) to reserve + -oir -ory2]
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res·er·voir

(rĕz′ər-vwär′)
1. A natural or artificial pond or lake used for the storage of water.
2. An underground mass of rock or sediment that is porous and permeable enough to allow oil or natural gas to accumulate in it.
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Reservoir

 a store; a collection; a reserve.
Examples: reservoir of important facts, 1837; of means, 1784; of nourishment, 1813; of water, 1708.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reservoir - a large or extra supply of somethingreservoir - a large or extra supply of something; "a reservoir of talent"
supply - an amount of something available for use
2.reservoir - lake used to store water for community usereservoir - lake used to store water for community use
water supply, water system, water - a facility that provides a source of water; "the town debated the purification of the water supply"; "first you have to cut off the water"
lake - a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
3.reservoir - tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)
cistern - an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater
sump - an oil reservoir in an internal combustion engine
storage tank, tank - a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids
water tower - a large reservoir for water
4.reservoir - anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies; "an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival"
thing - a separate and self-contained entity
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reservoir

noun
1. lake, pond, basin Torrents of water gushed into the reservoir.
2. repository, store, tank, holder, container, receptacle It was on his desk next to the ink reservoir.
3. store, stock, source, supply, reserves, fund, pool, accumulation, stockpile the body's short-term reservoir of energy
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reservoir

noun
A supply stored or hidden for future use:
Slang: stash.
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Translations
خَزَّانخَزّان، صِهْريج
nádržpřehradní nádržrezervoárzásobárna
reservoir
tekojärvi
rezervoar
gyûjtõmedence
vatnsòró
貯水池
저수지
rezervuaras
zbiralnik
reservoar
ที่เก็บน้ำ
hồ chứa nước

reservoir

[ˈrezəvwɑːʳ] N
1. (= lake) → embalse m, represa f (LAm); (= tank) → depósito m
natural underground reservoirdepósito m subterráneo natural
2. (fig) [of strength, experience] → reserva f
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reservoir

[ˈrɛzərvwɑːr] n
(= lake) → réservoir m
[labour, energy, knowledge, experience] → réservoir m
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reservoir

n (lit, for water) → Reservoir nt; (for gas) → Speicher m; (fig, of knowledge, facts, talent etc) → Fundgrube f
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reservoir

[ˈrɛzəˌvwɑːʳ] n (artificial lake) → bacino idrico; (tank) → serbatoio
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reservoir

(ˈrezəvwaː) noun
a place, usually a man-made lake, where water for drinking etc is stored.
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reservoir

خَزَّان přehradní nádrž reservoir Reservoir δεξαμενή presa tekojärvi réservoir rezervoar bacino idrico 貯水池 저수지 reservoir reservoar zbiornik reservatório резервуар reservoar ที่เก็บน้ำ su deposu hồ chứa nước 水库
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reservoir

n reservorio
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