impoundment

[ im-pound-muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF impoundment
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPOUNDMENT

Water conservation, water supply, flood and drainage control, and impoundment facilities.

Preliminary observations on the presence of stream-inhabiting fishes in Tenkiller Reservoir, a new Oklahoma impoundment.

The primary recommendation is that studies be continued, to document changes that result from impoundment.

We impound water without knowing the effects of that impoundment on its quality.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s; see impound + -ment.

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