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Noun
A barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level, forming a reservoir used to generate electricity or as a water supply
“It was reasoned that the completed dam would undeniably supply electricity and therefore be of economic benefit in the broadest sense.”
Verb
To prevent passage through by filling with something
“A plan was announced to dam the Whanganui River, an action that would submerge several cemeteries and sacred sites.”
Verb
To close up so that no empty spaces remain
“… dam up the pipes.”
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