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While they are big in area, many of the great modern reservoirs can be disappointing for birds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Britain is sitting on a huge reservoir of coal. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The group specialises in marine seismic equipment used by exploration and production companies to monitor oil reservoirs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are mostly seen on large lakes and reservoirs. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Rivers and reservoirs are beginning to fill up. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Between them they have a huge reservoir of military expertise. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are appearing over reservoirs and lakes in many counties. Times, Sunday Times (2014)No one was talking about floods with rivers and reservoirs bone dry. The Sun (2014)It will then be stored in exploited oil and gas reservoirs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)More great northern divers than usual have been found on lakes and reservoirs this winter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It had a heavy pierced stand with a glass reservoir for the oil and a chased glass globe on the chimney glass. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)To get at this vast reservoir of natural resources, you have to use a system called fracking. The Sun (2012)At this time of year, there is often a scattering of them on inland lakes and reservoirs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It really must be sensible to protect outdoor flocks from this huge reservoir of the lethal avian flu disease around the Baltic. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The objective of drilling wells, fracking the reservoirs and producing gas is to do it safely and ensure that none is lost. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The bug lives on the sea floor, where it feasts on the oil that seeps from the huge reservoirs under the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But I built up a lot of reservoirs of energy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I would expect reservoir stocks and rivers to be relatively low at the end of April. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The largest reservoir in Britain, with nine miles of shoreline. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Lancashire is home to a potentially huge gas reservoir, worth as much as 136 billion. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Its North Dome field is the largest gas reservoir in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They have mainly been seen over reservoirs or rivers, including the Thames. Times, Sunday Times (2013)BP makes less than $1 a barrel for running the country's largest reservoir. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'reservoir'
British English: reservoir /ˈrɛzəˌvwɑː/ NOUN
A reservoir is a lake used for storing water before it is supplied to people.
- American English: reservoir
- Arabic: خَزَّان
- Brazilian Portuguese: reservatório
- Chinese: 水库
- Croatian: rezervoar
- Czech: přehradní nádrž
- Danish: reservoir
- Dutch: reservoir
- European Spanish: presa dique
- Finnish: tekojärvi
- French: réservoir
- German: Reservoir
- Greek: δεξαμενή
- Italian: bacino idrico
- Japanese: 貯水池
- Korean: 저수지
- Norwegian: reservoar
- Polish: zbiornik rezerwuar
- European Portuguese: reservatório
- Romanian: bazin
- Russian: резервуар
- Spanish: presa represa
- Swedish: reservoar
- Thai: ที่เก็บน้ำ
- Turkish: su deposu
- Ukrainian: резервуар
- Vietnamese: hồ chứa nước
Definition of reservoir from the Collins English Dictionary
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