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tr.v. re·tained, re·tain·ing, re·tains
a. To keep possession of; continue to have: The family sold the house but retained the land. See Synonyms at keep.
b. To keep in a particular place or condition: a library that retains the author's papers; plants that retain a lot of water.
c. To continue to have as a feature or aspect: retains his good humor after all the setbacks.
2. To keep in mind; remember: retains the songs she learned in childhood.
3. To require (a student) to repeat a class or grade because of insufficient educational progress to advance.
a. To keep in one's service or pay: retain employees on a workforce.
b. To hire (an attorney, for example) by the payment of a fee.
c. To hire someone for (his or her services).

[Middle English reteinen, from Old French retenir, from Latin retinēre : re-, re- + tenēre, to hold; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

re·tain′a·bil′i·ty n.
re·tain′a·ble adj.
re·tain′ment n.
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Our results showed that enzyme activity is retainable following immobilization as long as the experimental conditions are specifically fixed according to the immobilized AR.
On each visit, water was collected and filtered to measure concentrations of chlorophyll-[alpha] in two size fractions: greater and less than 5 [micro]m, and the former is reported in this contribution because that fraction is more readily available as retainable food particles for oysters (Jorgensen & Goldberg 1953, Haven & Morales-Alamo 1966, Riisgard 1988).
The entire length of the bridge could also be harnessed for pipeline use to deliver potable water and also install tubes, maybe for transmission of other matters both disposable and retainable.
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In my interview with Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, Epstein discusses Al Gore's new "documentary," An Inconvenient Sequel, and Gore's methods of deception, which Epstein condenses into a few easily retainable and explainable fallacies.
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5-A) In case, however, if the Sum Insured is reduced during the currency of the Policy, then Insurers' minimum retainable Premium shall be calculated on Short-period basis till the effective date of the reduction of the Sum Insured.