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1. retention

noun. ['riːˈtɛnʃən'] the act of retaining something.

Synonyms

  • possession
  • keeping
  • withholding
  • storage
  • ownership

Antonyms

  • volatile storage
  • software
  • non-volatile storage
  • nonvolatile storage

Etymology

  • retencioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • retentio (Latin)

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Rhymes with Retention Basin

  • gustaveson
  • grandmaison
  • salveson
  • freemason
  • capsaicin
  • spleisson
  • klasen
  • grayson
  • clasen
  • mason
  • leysen
  • jason
  • hasten
  • chasten
  • chasen
  • chaisson
  • cayson
  • caisson

2. retention

noun. ['riːˈtɛnʃən'] the power of retaining and recalling past experience.

Synonyms

  • anamnesis
  • retentiveness
  • recollection
  • remembrance
  • mental faculty
  • memory
  • retentivity
  • faculty

Antonyms

  • porosity
  • porousness
  • permeableness

Etymology

  • retencioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • retentio (Latin)

3. retention

noun. ['riːˈtɛnʃən'] the power of retaining liquid.

Synonyms

  • retentiveness
  • impermeableness
  • impermeability
  • retentivity

Antonyms

  • irresoluteness
  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance
  • addition

Etymology

  • retencioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • retentio (Latin)

4. basin

noun. ['ˈbeɪsən'] a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids.

Synonyms

  • aspersorium
  • vessel
  • bidet
  • stoop
  • lavabo
  • washbasin
  • stoup
  • handbasin
  • washbowl
  • font
  • birdbath
  • laver
  • emesis basin
  • baptistery
  • baptismal font
  • wash-hand basin

Antonyms

  • fixed-width font
  • proportional font
  • rural area
  • urban area

Etymology

  • basin (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bacin (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. basin

noun. ['ˈbeɪsən'] the quantity that a basin will hold.

Synonyms

  • basinful

Etymology

  • basin (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bacin (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. basin

noun. ['ˈbeɪsən'] a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face.

Synonyms

  • washbowl
  • washstand
  • lavatory
  • sink

Antonyms

  • psychotic depression
  • neurotic depression
  • elation
  • high

Etymology

  • basin (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bacin (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. basin

noun. ['ˈbeɪsən'] a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it.

Synonyms

  • depression
  • saltpan
  • corrie
  • natural depression
  • cwm
  • tidal basin

Antonyms

  • rise
  • source

Etymology

  • basin (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bacin (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. basin

noun. ['ˈbeɪsən'] the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet.

Synonyms

  • geographic region
  • catchment area
  • geographical area
  • retention basin
  • catchment basin
  • drainage area
  • geographic area
  • geographical region
  • detention basin
  • drainage basin
  • river basin

Antonyms

  • happiness
  • anticyclone
  • ascend
  • float

Etymology

  • basin (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bacin (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Sentences with retention-basin


1. Noun Phrase
Because the water is not chlorinated you can often let the water drain into a sewer clean-out or stormwater retention basin.

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