retentive
Adjective

retentive

  1. Having power to retain
    a retentive memory
    • c. 1599, William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 1 Scene 3
      Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit.
  2. (slang, apocope) anal-retentive
Noun

retentive (plural retentives)

  1. (obsolete) That which retains or confines; a restraint.



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