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noun as in accumulation, repository


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The unit’s reservoir holds enough water for 90 seconds of use.

From 2009 to 2018, researchers measured the carbon content of springwater fed by the Velino aquifer, which is near the epicenter of the 2009 L’Aquila quake and sits atop a reservoir of CO2 in Earth’s crust.

Although salty water can be an extreme environment, the presence of an ocean suggests there might be more of these briny water reservoirs located elsewhere on the dwarf planet, raising hopes Ceres was once a habitable world—and might still be.

Tensions further arose when satellite images revealed a growing reservoir behind the GERD, angering Egypt and Sudan that had demanded that Ethiopia should not start filling the dam without an agreement.

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We also need rain to fill the reservoirs that provide drinking water.

He finished second in 2008 behind John McCain, and maintains a reservoir of good will among Republican social conservatives.

That had to give them an enormous reservoir of moral strength and solace.

“The reservoir for filovirus has remained a huge mystery,” Bruenn said in 2010.

Reservoir Dogs did fantastic internationally, so everyone was waiting for my new movie.

The animal reservoir for SARS is bats, whereas the reservoir for MERS is primarily camels.

The bag, being blown up, forms a wind reservoir and the amount of tone can be regulated by the pressure of the arm.

Then some genius steadied the wind pressure by pumping air into a reservoir partly filled with water.

A big tank that the city used to have for a reservoir had been bought by a sugar company and turned into a storage for molasses.

He was not writing yet; he was filling up his soul with the thing, making it a reservoir of impressions.

And always the usual work of the suction-pumps went on, those pumps now fixed to this great reservoir of millions.

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On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to reservoir, such as: basin, cistern, container, lake, pond, and pool.

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