HyperDic: retentive

English > 3 senses of the word retentive:
ADJECTIVEallretentive, recollective, long, tenaciousgood at remembering
pertretentivehaving the capacity to retain something
allretentivehaving the power, capacity, or quality of retaining water
English > retentive: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningGood at remembering.
Example"a retentive mind"
Synonymsrecollective, long, tenacious
See alsomindful, awarebearing in mind
Oppositeunretentive, forgetful, short(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
Spanishretentivo, tenaz
Nounsretentiveness, retentivitythe power of retaining and recalling past experience
Adverbsretentivelyin a retentive manner
Verbsretainkeep in one's mind / mind
retainhold back within
English > retentive: 3 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningHaving the capacity to retain something.
Nounsretentionthe act of retaining something
retentivenessthe property of retaining possessions that have been acquired
English > retentive: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving the power, capacity, or quality of retaining water.
Example"soils retentive of moisture"
Broaderimpermeablepreventing especially liquids / liquids to pass or diffuse through
Nounsretentiveness, retentivitythe power of retaining liquid

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