retain

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inability to retain bodily secretions acathexia
building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining agglutination
metal object used to retain place anchor
lien permitting an artisan to retain possession of a piece of work until has been paid for artisan's lien
steel that has enough nickel and chromium or manganese to retain austenite at atmospheric temperatures austenitic steel
power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior capacity , mental ability
fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone consideration , retainer
plant whose flowers retain color when dried everlasting , immortelle
phenomenon exhibited by materials like iron (nickel or cobalt) that become magnetized in a magnetic field and retain their magnetism when the field is removed ferromagnetism
(histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body fixation , fixing
staining technique used to classify bacteria; bacteria are stained with gentian violet and then treated with Gram's solution; after being decolorized with alcohol and treated with safranine and washed in water, those that retain the gentian violet are Gra Gram's method , Gram's procedure , Gram's stain , Gram method , Gram stain
fruiting bodies of this discomycete have a firm texture and long retain their cup shape; the pale brown interior blends with the color of dead leaves Jafnea semitosta
retain or have keep
tenant whose legal right to retain possession of buildings or lands lasts as long as they (or some other person) live life tenant
print made by treating printing area to retain ink and nonprinting area to repel ink lithograph
surgical procedure in which a suture is used to close the cervix in a pregnant woman; is performed when the cervix has failed to retain previous pregnancies purse-string operation , Shirodkar's operation
fee paid to retain professional adviser retainer
memory, tending to retain retentive , tenacious
pile in a row of piles driven side by side to retain earth or prevent seepage sheath pile , sheet pile , sheet piling
filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through strainer
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