HyperDic: floodgate

English > 2 senses of the word floodgate:
NOUNcognitionfloodgatesomething that restrains a flood or outpouring
artifactfloodgate, sluicegate, sluice valve, penstock, head gate, water gateregulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
floodgate > pronunciation
Soundsflah'dgey.t
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English > floodgate: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningSomething that restrains a flood or outpouring.
Example"suspension of surveillance opened the floodgates to illegal immigrants"
BroaderrestraintA rule or condition that limits freedom
Spanishpuertas
English > floodgate: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningregulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice.
Synonymssluicegate, sluice valve, penstock, head gate, water gate
Part ofsluice, sluiceway, penstockconduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
BroaderregulatorAny of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
Spanishcompuerta, esclusa
Catalancomporta

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