Definition of retaining adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈteɪnɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈteɪnɪŋ//
[only before noun](specialist)
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intended to keep something in the correct position a retaining wall (= one that keeps the earth or water behind it in position)
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