Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

Displaying 2 result(s) from the 1913 edition:
Retentive (Page: 1230)

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. Shak.

Retentive (Page: 1230)

Re*ten"tive, n. That which retains or confines; a restraint. [R.] Bp. Hall.