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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.


Synonymssource


Broader (hypernym)thing









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