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/ˈrezə(r)ˌvwär/,/-ˌv(w)ôr/,
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reservoirs, plural;
  1. A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply

  2. A supply or source of something
    • - tapping into a universal reservoir of information
  3. A place where fluid collects, esp. in rock strata or in the body

  4. A receptacle or part of a machine designed to hold fluid

  5. A population, tissue, etc., that is chronically infested with the causative agent of a disease and can act as a source of further infection


  1. a large or extra supply of something; "a reservoir of talent"
  2. lake used to store water for community use
  3. tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)
  4. anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies; "an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival"
  5. A reservoir (etymology from French réservoir a "storehouse) is an artificial lake used to store water. Reservoirs may be created in river valleys by the construction of a dam or may be built by excavation in the ground or by conventional construction techniques such a brickwork or cast concrete.
  6. RESERVOIR (REsources and SERvices Virtualisation withOut barrIeRs) is a research project partly funded by the European Commission as an Integrated Project under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) sponsorship program. ...
  7. Reservoir is the debut album of the London-based band Fanfarlo. Their debut album was recorded in October/November 2008 at Tarquin Studios, Connecticut, USA and was produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol). It includes the bands featured singles "Fire Escape" and "Harold T. ...
  8. A petroleum reservoir, or oil and gas reservoir, is a subsurface pool of hydrocarbons contained in porous or fractured rock formations. The naturally occurring hydrocarbons, such as crude oil or natural gas, are trapped by overlying rock formations with lower permeability.
  9. Cleveland Circle and Reservoir are adjacent stops on different branches of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Green Line, located at Beacon Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue at Cleveland Circle, in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston. ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. (Reservoirs) Volgo Lake • Ivankovo • Uglich • Rybinsk • Gorky • Cheboksary • Kuybyshev • Saratov • Volgograd
  12. (Reservoirs) are discrete sections of porous rock containing an accumulation of oil/gas, either separately or as a mixture.
  13. (Reservoirs) are impoundments created largely by man by damming of river valleys. Because of high rates of sedimentation, reservoirs, smaller inundation lakes, and farm ponds are very short-lived.
  14. (reservoirs) (REZ-ur-vwarz): places where a large amount of water can be stored
  15. (reservoirs) large deposits of natural gas.
  16. A reservoir is a space that can contain another item. e.g. a dam. In this case however, we are interested in a 'hydrocarbon reservoir'. This reservoir would be a rock that would hold the hydrocarbons (oil or gas) in its pore spaces. e.g. sandstone. ...
  17. Reservoir is a generic term that refers to any container for a fluid. For instance, most vehicles have a windshield washer fluid reservoir and a brake fluid reservoir.
  18. A part of an inflatable penile implant. Holds the fluid when the penis is not erect. The reservoir is implanted in the abdomen.
  19. Artificially created lake where water is collected and stored; also called an impoundment.
  20. Large bellows, used to help even out the pulses in suction made by the pumping bellows or motor operated bellows; also stores reserve suction for times when the player mechanism demands it; some pianos will have a suction reservoir and a pressure reservoir, particularly in orchestrions outfitted ...
  21. A porous, permeable sedimentary rock formation containing quantities of oil and/or gas enclosed or surrounded by layers of less-permeable or impervious rock; a structural trap; a stratigraphic trap.
  22. Any natural or artificial holding area used to store; regulate, or control water.
  23. a porous and permeable underground rock formation containing a natural accumulation of crude oil or natural gas that is confined by impermeable rock or water barriers, and is separate from other reservoirs.
  24. A pond, lake, or basin, either natural or artificial, for the storage, regulation, and control of water.
  25. any container of a variety of constructions which holds water in reserve for use