Noun(1) the act of retaining something(2) the power of retaining and recalling past experience(3) the power of retaining liquid
(1) So, for instance, fissures in the underlying bedrock or a man-made trench or pit will often fill with soils and matter that have greater moisture retention and more nutrients than the surrounding, undisturbed subsoil.(2) What we must do is significantly improve our ball retention and make sure our kicking game is perfect.(3) The ratio of P and Ca retention to protein gain for all animals older than the newborn calves was then plotted against animal age.(4) eating too much salt can lead to fluid retention(5) the retention of direct control by central government(6) For example, dietary protein restriction reduced Zn absorption and retention in calves.(7) She still looked just as lovely as ever, despite slight edema in her legs and arms and fluid retention in her face.(8) Improved nitrogen retention and utilization also were observed in pigs fed Bacilli.(9) She possessed the ability to read at lightning speed and had near photographic memory retention whenever she was actually paying attention.(10) If it's sandy or stiff with clay, dig in humus to improve water retention and aeration.(11) For example, diuretics may be helpful in reducing the fluid retention caused by high dietary salt intake.(12) MuscleTech has thoroughly researched the ability of various nutrients to increase creatine retention in the muscles.(13) the soil's retention of moisture(14) Do you hold store in ├ö├ç├┐knowledge├ö├ç├û or retention of facts as an identifier to intellectual ability?(15) Metrical speech not only produces some heightened form of attention that increases mnemonic retention ; it also seems to provide innate physical pleasure in both the auditor and orator.(16) The most common rationale for war was acquisition or retention of territory.
(1) water retention :: retenção de água
(2) retention period :: período de retenção
(3) retention money :: dinheiro de retenção
2. memory ::
3. holding ::
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