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1. The initiator of an epidemic disease, e.g., the patient who spreads an illness to others or the origin from which an epidemic spreads, e.g., spoiled food or contaminated water.
2. A reservoir or storehouse.
3. In technical and academic writing, the origin of a reference, quotation, or statistic.

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