reservoir
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɹɛz.ə.vwɑː(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɹɛz.ə(ɹ).vwɑɹ/, /ˈɹɛz.ə(ɹ).vwɔɹ/, /ˈɹɛz.ə(ɹ).vɔɹ/
Noun

reservoir (plural reservoirs)

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