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Overview of noun floodgate

The noun floodgate has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. floodgate

(something that restrains a flood or outpouring; "suspension of surveillance opened the floodgates to illegal immigrants")

2. sluicegate, sluice valve, floodgate, penstock, head gate, water gate

(regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice)

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