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retentive

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adjective re·ten·tive \-ˈten-tiv\

Simple Definition of retentive

  • : having the ability to remember things easily or for a long time

Full Definition of retentive

  1. :  having the power, property, or capacity of retaining <soils retentive of moisture>; especially :  retaining knowledge easily <a retentive memory>

re·ten·tive·ly adverb
re·ten·tive·ness noun

Origin of retentive

Middle English retentif, from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin retentivus, from Latin retentus, past participle of retinēre


First Known Use: 14th century


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retentive

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adjective re·ten·tive \ri-ˈten-tiv\

Medical Definition of retentive

  1. :  tending to retain: asa:  retaining knowledge :  having a good memory <a retentive mind>b:  of, relating to, or being a dental retainer




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