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One entry found for reservoir.
Main Entry: res·er·voir
Pronunciation: primarystressrez-schwa(r)v-secondarystresswär, -schwa(r)v-secondarystress(w)odotr
Function: noun
Etymology: from French réservoir "place where something is kept in reserve," from reserver "to reserve, keep for future use"
1 : a place where something is kept in store; especially : an artificial or natural lake where water is collected as a water supply
2 : an extra supply : RESERVE
3 : a living thing (as a fly or mouse) in which a parasite (as a bacterium) that is harmful to some other living thing lives and multiplies
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