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Definition of Retentive

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tending to keep possession; tending to hold, tending to maintain; having a good memory
Retentive Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
That which retains or confines; a restraint.
  
(a.)
Having power to retain; as, a retentive memory.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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retentive
\re*ten"tive\ (?), a. [cf. f. rétentif.] having power to retain; as, a retentive memory. nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, can be retentive to the strength of spirit.
retentive
\re*ten"tive\, n. that which retains or confines; a restraint. [r.] hall.
retentive
adj : tending to retain; "a retentive memory"; "soils retentive of moisture" [ant: unretentive]

JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Attalgar = a. retentive
Australian Slang
excessively meticulous and rigid about minor things
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. tending to retain; "a retentive memory"; "soils retentive of moisture"
(antonym) unretentive, forgetful
(similar) recollective
(see-also) mindful, aware