Synonyms
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1. cistern

noun. ['ˈsɪstɝn'] a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid.

Synonyms

  • sac

Etymology

  • cisterne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cisterna (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Cistern

  • intern
  • lantern
  • lectern
  • matern
  • mattern
  • mideastern
  • midwestern
  • morganstern
  • morgenstern
  • mottern
  • pattern
  • saturn
  • southwestern
  • transwestern

How do you pronounce cistern?

Pronounce cistern as ˈsɪstərn.

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Example sentences of the word cistern


1. Noun, singular or mass
If this pressure is set too high, you might end up with air in the toilet cistern.

2. Adjective
Clean off the inside of the cistern lid with bathroom cleaner and the rag.

2. cistern

noun. ['ˈsɪstɝn'] an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater.

Synonyms

  • reservoir
  • cesspool
  • rain barrel
  • sump
  • sink
  • cesspit

Antonyms

  • float
  • rise
  • source
  • natural elevation

Etymology

  • cisterne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cisterna (Latin)

3. cistern

noun. ['ˈsɪstɝn'] a tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet.

Synonyms

  • water tank
  • storage tank

Etymology

  • cisterne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cisterna (Latin)
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