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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishretentivere‧ten‧tive /rɪˈtentɪv/ AWL adjective  REMEMBERa retentive memory or mind is able to hold facts and remember them anal(2)retentiveness noun [uncountable]
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retentiveSoil should be rich and moisture retentive, but free-draining.This gives a moisture retentive medium, but allows excess water to drain from the roots.He had a highly retentive memory and was an accomplished and lively speaker.He had a very retentive memory.The pores between silt particles are so small and retentive of water that tightly packed silt can not be emptied by drainage.
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