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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reservoir  \Res"er*voir`\  (r[e^]z"[~e]r*vw[^o]r`;  277),  n.  [F. 
  r['e]servoir,  fr  LL  reservatorium  See  {Reservatory}.] 
  1.  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,  or  to  drive  a  mill  wheel,  or  the  like 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  small  intercellular  space,  often  containing 
  resin,  essential  oil,  or  some  other  secreted  matter. 
  {Receiving  reservoir}  (Water  Works),  a  principal  reservoir 
  into  which  an  aqueduct  or  rising  main  delivers  water,  and 
  from  which  a  distributing  reservoir  draws  its  supply. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  large  or  extra  supply  of  something:  "a  reservoir  of 
  2:  a  lake  used  to  store  water  for  community  use  [syn:  {artificial 
  3:  a  tank  used  for  collecting  and  storing  a  liquid  (as  water  or 

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