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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹɛz.ə.vwɑː(ɹ)/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹɛz.ə(ɹ).vwɑɹ/, /ˈɹɛz.ə(ɹ).vwɔɹ/, /ˈɹɛz.ə(ɹ).vɔɹ/
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reservoir (plural reservoirs)
- A place where anything is kept in store; especially, a place where water is collected and kept for use when wanted, as to supply a fountain, a canal, or a city by means of aqueducts.
- A small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.
- A supply or source of something.
2013 May-June, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 193:
- Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola. A recent study explored the ecological variables that may contribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonotic diseases by comparing them with another order of common reservoir hosts: rodents.
place where anything is kept in store
place behind a dam where water is collected
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