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Definition 1: a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tank in the sense of this definition

(tank is a kind of ...) an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

(... is a kind of tank ) a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals

(... is a kind of tank ) a tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet

(... is a kind of tank ) a large gas-tight spherical or cylindrical tank for holding gas to be used as fuel

(... is a kind of tank ) a tank for holding gasoline to supply a vehicle

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

(... is a kind of tank ) large tank where solid matter or sewage is disintegrated by bacteria

(... is a kind of tank ) a heater and storage tank to supply heated water

Definition 2: an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tank in the sense of this definition

(tank is a kind of ...) a vehicle that is protected by armor plate

(tank is a kind of ...) vehicle used by the armed forces

(tank is a kind of ...) a self-propelled vehicle that moves on tracks

(... is a kind of tank ) an armored vehicle or tank

(tank is a part of ...) heavy gun fired from a tank

(tank is a part of ...) a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation

(tank belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 3: a freight car that transports liquids or gases in bulk - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tank in the sense of this definition

(tank is a kind of ...) a railway car that carries freight

Definition 4: a cell for violent prisoners - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tank in the sense of this definition

(tank is a kind of ...) a room where a prisoner is kept

Definition 5: as much as a tank will hold - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for tank in the sense of this definition

(tank is a kind of ...) the quantity that a container will hold

Definition 6: treat in a tank - [verb of change]

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

  • tank animal refuse

(tank is a kind of ...) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

"process cheese" "process hair" "treat the water so it can be drunk" "treat the lawn with chemicals" "treat an oil spill"

Definition 7: consume excessive amounts of alcohol - [verb of consumption]

(tank is a kind of ...) consume alcohol

"We were up drinking all night"

Definition 8: store in a tank by causing (something) to flow into it - [verb of possession]

(tank is a kind of ...) find a place for and put away for storage

"where should we stow the vegetables?" "I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some"

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