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Dam vs. Reservoir

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Damnoun

A structure placed across a flowing body of water to stop the flow or part of the flow, generally for purposes such as retaining or diverting
some of the water or retarding the release of accumulated water to avoid abrupt flooding

‘A dam is often an essential source of water to farmers of hilly country.’;

Reservoirnoun

A place where anything is kept in store

Damnoun

The water reservoir resulting from placing such structure.

‘Boats may only be used at places set aside for boating on the dam’;

Reservoirnoun

A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply.

Damnoun

(dentistry) A device to prevent a tooth from getting wet during dental work, consisting of a rubber sheet held with a band.

Reservoirnoun

A small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.

Damnoun

A reservoir.

Reservoirnoun

A supply or source of something.

Damnoun

A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.

Reservoirnoun

A species that acts as host to a zoonosis when it is not causing acute illness in other susceptible species.

Damnoun

(India) An obsolete Indian copper coin, equal to a fortieth of a rupee.

Reservoirnoun

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.

Damnoun

Female parent, mother, generally regarding breeding of animals (correlative to sire).

Reservoirnoun

A small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.

Damnoun

A kind of crowned piece in the game of draughts.

Reservoirnoun

a large quantity of infectious microorganisms resident in animals other than man, potentially capable of being transmitted to humans.

Damverb

To block the flow of water.

Reservoirnoun

a large quantity of infectious microorganisms or parasites resident in animals other than man, potentially capable of being transmitted to humans; especially, such organisms in animals where they do little or no harm to the host.

Damnoun

A female parent; - used of beasts, especially of quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human mother.

‘Our sire and dam, now confined to horses, are a relic of this age (13th century) . . . .Dame is used of a hen; we now make a great difference between dame and dam.’; ‘The dam runs lowing up and down,Looking the way her harmless young one went.’;

Reservoirnoun

a large supply or stock of anything which may be rapidly put to use; a reserve.

Damnoun

A king or crowned piece in the game of draughts.

Reservoirnoun

a large or extra supply of something;

‘a reservoir of talent’;

Damnoun

A barrier to prevent the flow of a liquid; esp., a bank of earth, or wall of any kind, as of masonry or wood, built across a water course, to confine and keep back flowing water.

Reservoirnoun

lake used to store water for community use

Damnoun

A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.

Reservoirnoun

tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)

Damverb

To obstruct or restrain the flow of, by a dam; to confine by constructing a dam, as a stream of water; - generally used with in or up.

‘I'll have the current in this place dammed up.’; ‘A weight of earth that dams in the water.’;

Reservoirnoun

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’;

Damverb

To shut up; to stop up; to close; to restrain.

‘The strait pass was dammedWith dead men hurt behind, and cowards.’;

Reservoir

A reservoir (; from French réservoir [ʁezɛʁvwaʁ]) is most commonly an enlarged natural or artificial lake created using a dam to store water. Reservoirs can be created in a number of ways, including controlling a watercourse that drains an existing body of water, interrupting a watercourse to form an embayment within it, through excavation, or building any number of retaining walls or levees.

Damnoun

a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

Damnoun

a metric unit of length equal to ten meters

Damnoun

female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock

Damverb

obstruct with, or as if with, a dam;

‘dam the gorges of the Yangtse River’;

Damnoun

a barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level, forming a reservoir used to generate electricity or as a water supply

‘the dam burst after torrential rain’; ‘the Hoover Dam’;

Damnoun

a barrier of branches in a stream, constructed by a beaver to provide a deep pool and a lodge.

Damnoun

an artificial pond or reservoir where rain or spring water is collected for storage

‘the dam was full of water’;

Damnoun

a rubber sheet used to keep saliva from the teeth during dental operations, or as a prophylactic device during cunnilingus and anilingus.

Damnoun

the female parent of an animal, especially a domestic mammal.

Damverb

build a dam across (a river or lake)

‘the river was dammed to form Lake Powell’;

Damverb

hold back or obstruct (something)

‘discussion was in full flow and refused to be dammed’; ‘the closed lock gates dammed up the canal’;

Dam

A dam is a barrier that stops or restricts the flow of surface water or underground streams. Reservoirs created by dams not only suppress floods but also provide water for activities such as irrigation, human consumption, industrial use, aquaculture, and navigability.

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