Associations to the word «Reservoir»


RESERVOIR, noun. A place where anything is kept in store
RESERVOIR, noun. A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply.
RESERVOIR, noun. A small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.
RESERVOIR, noun. A supply or source of something.
RESERVOIR, noun. A species that acts as host to a zoonosis when it is not causing acute illness in other susceptible species.

Dictionary definition

RESERVOIR, noun. A large or extra supply of something; "a reservoir of talent".
RESERVOIR, noun. Lake used to store water for community use.
RESERVOIR, noun. Tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil).
RESERVOIR, noun. Anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies; "an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival".

Wise words

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