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American English: /ˈsɪstərn/
British English: /ˈsɪstən/

Translation of cistern in Spanish:


  • (water tank)
    cisterna (feminine)
    tanque (masculine) del agua
    (of lavatory) (British English)
    cisterna (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • It is a water-saving device you fit in your toilet cistern so that less water is used for flushing.
    • The Court of Appeal held that although the escape of water was a consequence of the maintenance of the cistern and water supply by the landlord, it was not a breach of the covenant for quiet enjoyment.
    • Everything they needed to survive was inside: stores of food, cisterns of water, and strategically-placed air holes.
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