reservoir

See also: Reservoir and réservoir

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French réservoir (collection place) (fig.), réservoir (storehouse) (lit.). in turn from French réserver (to reserve, keep).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹɛz.ə.vwɑː(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹɛz.ə(ɹ).vwɑɹ/, /ˈɹɛz.ə(ɹ).vwɔɹ/, /ˈɹɛz.ə(ɹ).vɔɹ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

reservoir (plural reservoirs)

  1. A place where anything is kept in store
  2. A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply.
  3. A small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.
  4. A supply or source of something.
    • 2007 November, Gil Schwartz, “Escape from the job monster”, in Men's Health, volume 22, number 9, ISSN 1054-4836, page 122:
      The goal is to draw on reservoirs of strength that defy rational thought, so you can wrench your poor, obsessed spirit away from work and orient it toward stuff that matters.
  5. A species that acts as host to a zoonosis when it is not causing acute illness in other susceptible species.
    • 2013 May-June, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, in 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.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French réservoir.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /reː.zərˈvʋaːr/, /reː.zɛrˈvʋaːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: re‧ser‧voir

NounEdit

reservoir n (plural reservoirs, diminutive reservoirtje n)

  1. reservoir

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