repository


1re·pos·i·to·ry

noun \ri-ˈpä-zə-ˌtr-ē\

: a place where a large amount of something is stored

: a person who possesses a lot of information, wisdom, etc.

plural re·pos·i·to·ries

Full Definition of REPOSITORY

1
:  a place, room, or container where something is deposited or stored :  depository
2
:  a side altar in a Roman Catholic church where the consecrated Host is reserved from Maundy Thursday until Good Friday
3
:  one that contains or stores something nonmaterial <considered the book a repository of knowledge>
4
:  a place or region richly supplied with a natural resource
5
:  a person to whom something is confided or entrusted

Examples of REPOSITORY

  1. a repository for nuclear waste
  2. He is the repository of many secrets.
  3. She is the repository of her family's history.

First Known Use of REPOSITORY

15th century

2repository

adjective

Definition of REPOSITORY

of a drug
:  designed to act over a prolonged period <repository penicillin>

First Known Use of REPOSITORY

1950

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, liniment, paregoric, poultice, purgative, soporific, spectrum

re·pos·i·to·ry

adjective \ri-ˈpäz-ə-ˌtōr-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REPOSITORY

of a drug : designed to act over a prolonged period <repository penicillin>

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