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Definition 1: tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil) - [noun denoting artifact]

(reservoir is a kind of ...) a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids

(... is a kind of reservoir ) an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater

(... is a kind of reservoir ) an oil reservoir in an internal combustion engine

(... is a kind of reservoir ) a large reservoir for water

Definition 2: lake used to store water for community use - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for reservoir in the sense of this definition

(reservoir is a kind of ...) a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land

(... is an instance of reservoir) the largest reservoir in the United States; located in southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona and formed by the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River; the center of a recreational area

(... is an instance of reservoir) the second largest reservoir in the United States; located in southern Utah and north central Arizona and formed by the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River

(... is an instance of reservoir) the Volta river in southeastern has been dammed to create one of the world's largest man-made lakes

(... is part of reservoir) 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"

Definition 3: anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies - [noun denoting object]

Samples where reservoir or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival

Synonyms for reservoir in the sense of this definition

(reservoir is a kind of ...) a separate and self-contained entity

Definition 4: a large or extra supply of something - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where reservoir or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a reservoir of talent

(reservoir is a kind of ...) an amount of something available for use

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