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English noun: reservoir

1. reservoir (quantity) a large or extra supply of something

SamplesA reservoir of talent.

Broader (hypernym)supply

2. reservoir (artifact) lake used to store water for community use

Synonymsartificial lake, man-made lake

Broader (hypernym)lake

Instance hyponymLake Mead, Lake Powell, Lake Volta

Part meronymwater, water supply, water system

3. reservoir (artifact) tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)

Broader (hypernym)storage tank, tank

Narrower (hyponym)cistern, sump, water tower

4. reservoir (object) anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies

SamplesAn infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival.


Broader (hypernym)thing

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