Antonyms of noun source

1 of 9 senses of source

Sense 7
source -- ((technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system; "a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide")
       Antonym of sink (Sense 2)
      => sink -- ((technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun source

9 senses of source

Sense 1
beginning, origin, root, rootage, source -- (the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root")
       => point -- (the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street")

Sense 2
source -- (a document (or organization) from which information is obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story")
       => document, written document, papers -- (writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature))

Sense 3
source, seed, germ -- (anything that provides inspiration for later work)
       => inspiration -- (arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity)

Sense 4
source -- (a facility where something is available)
       => facility, installation -- (a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility")

Sense 5
informant, source -- (a person who supplies information)
       => communicator -- (a person who communicates with others)

Sense 6
generator, source, author -- (someone who originates or causes or initiates something; "he was the generator of several complaints")
       => maker, shaper -- (a person who makes things)

Sense 7
source -- ((technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system; "a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide")
       => natural process, natural action, action, activity -- (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity")

Sense 8
reservoir, source -- (anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies; "an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival")
       => thing -- (a separate and self-contained entity)

Sense 9
reference, source -- (a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to; "he carried an armful of references back to his desk"; "he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation")
       => publication -- (a copy of a printed work offered for distribution)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb source

2 senses of source

Sense 1
source -- (get (a product) from another country or business; "She sourced a supply of carpet"; "They are sourcing from smaller companies")
       => obtain -- (come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?")

Sense 2
source -- (specify the origin of; "The writer carefully sourced her report")
       => document -- (support or supply with references; "Can you document your claims?")

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