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reservoirnoun [C]

uk   /ˈrez.ə.vwɑːr/  us   /ˈrez.ɚ.vwɑːr/
a ​place for ​storingliquid, ​especially a ​natural or ​artificiallakeprovidingwater for a ​city or other ​area
a ​largesupply of something: The ​universitiesconstitute a reservoir ofexpertknowledge.
(Definition of reservoir from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reservoirnoun [C]

 us   /ˈrez·ərˌvwɑr, -ˌvwɔr/
a ​natural or ​artificiallake for ​storing and ​supplyingwater for an ​area
A reservoir is also a ​largesupply of something that could be used if ​needed: There’s a ​tremendous reservoir of ​goodwill out there.
(Definition of reservoir from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reservoir”
in Korean 저수지…
in Arabic خَزّان مياه…
in Malaysian kawasan takungan air…
in French réservoir…
in Russian водохранилище…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水庫, 蓄水池, 儲備…
in Italian bacino idrico, lago artificiale…
in Turkish gölet, bent, baraj gölü…
in Polish zbiornik…
in Spanish embalse, depósito…
in Vietnamese hồ nhân tạo…
in Portuguese represa…
in Thai อ่างเก็บน้ำ…
in German das Wasserreservoir…
in Catalan embassament, pantà…
in Japanese 貯水池…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水库, 蓄水池, 储备…
in Indonesian waduk…
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