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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (deposit)
a. reservoir
El embalse de la localidad está casi vacío porque no ha llovido mucho.The reservoir of the town is almost empty because it hasn't rained much.
b. dam
El embalse tiene una capacidad de un millón de metros cúbicos de agua.The dam has a capacity of one million cubic meters of water.
2. (retention)
a. damming
El ayuntamiento baraja el embalse de agua como medida de precaución para épocas de sequía.The local government is considering the damming of water as a precaution for times of drought.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. reservoir
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(presa) dam; (lago) reservoir;
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