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retentive


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Retentive  \Re*ten"tive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  r['e]tentif.] 
  Having  power  to  retain;  as  a  retentive  memory. 
 
  Nor  airless  dungeon,  nor  strong  links  of  iron,  Can  be 
  retentive  to  the  strength  of  spirit.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Retentive  \Re*ten"tive\,  n. 
  That  which  retains  or  confines;  a  restraint.  [R.]  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  retentive 
  adj  :  tending  to  retain;  "a  retentive  memory";  "soils  retentive  of 
  moisture"  [ant:  {unretentive}] 




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