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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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Words that Rhyme with Urinary Retention

  • misapprehension
  • comprehension
  • condescension
  • reinvention
  • hypotension
  • hypertension
  • apprehension
  • suspension
  • prevention
  • pretension
  • extension
  • convention
  • contention
  • laurentian
  • invention
  • dissension
  • dimension
  • detention
  • attention
  • ascension
  • tension
  • pension
  • mention
  • henschen
  • gentian

Example sentences of the word urinary-retention


1. Noun Phrase
Bladder retention or urinary retention occurs when the bladder does not empty itself completely.

2. Noun Phrase
Chronic urinary retention is characterized by difficulty starting a stream and incomplete evacuation of the bladder.

3. Noun Phrase
Acute urinary retention is characterized by the complete inability to urinate.

4. Noun Phrase
Acute urinary retention is a medical emergency that requires immediate intervention.

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)
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