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retentive

[ri-ten-tiv] /rɪˈtɛn tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending or serving to retain something.
2.
having power or capacity to retain.
3.
having power or ability to remember; having a good memory.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English retentif < Middle French < Medieval Latin retentīvus, equivalent to Latin retent(us) (see retention) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
retentively, adverb
retentiveness, noun
nonretentive, adjective
nonretentively, adverb
nonretentiveness, noun
unretentive, adjective
unretentively, adverb
unretentiveness, noun
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retentive

/rɪˈtɛntɪv/
adjective
1.
having the capacity to retain or remember
Derived Forms
retentively, adverb
retentiveness, noun
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