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Definition 1: a well or other hole in which water has collected - [noun denoting artifact]

(sump is a kind of ...) a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine

Definition 2: an oil reservoir in an internal combustion engine - [noun denoting artifact]

(sump is a kind of ...) tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)

Definition 3: a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sump in the sense of this definition

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

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