Cistern - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsɪstərn|  American pronunciation of the word cistern
Brit.  |ˈsɪstən|  British pronunciation of the word cistern


- a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid (syn: cisterna)
- a tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet
- an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater

Word forms

singular: cistern
plural: cisterns
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