[ UK /ɹɪtˈe‍ɪnɐ/ ]
[ US /ɹiˈteɪnɝ, ɹɪˈteɪnɝ/ ]
  1. a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
  2. a dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in position after orthodontic treatment
  3. a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
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How To Use retainer In A Sentence

  • Objective : To improve retainers aesthetics and alleviate buccal retainers peculiar sense for patients removable partial denture.
  • Otherwise, beginning on the 15th day, Natural Source Store will automatically charge your credit card or debit card a total sum of $79.99 for the South Beach Smile Deluxe Kit, which is a 1 month supply and includes: 4 syringe applicators, retainer case for storage, tongue scraper, color shade guide and an interproximal pick, which you previously received as a trial. LAist
  • Conservatives longed for the return of a healthy system of independent party politics, freed from the buccaneering methods of an autocratic prime minister and his retainers.
  • Usually, this payment was in addition to an annual retainer.
  • They had settled upon the Prince of India in a kind of retainership. The Prince of India — Volume 02
  • The actual privilege and social status of members of the retainer class varied considerably. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies
  • Your closest retainers and flatterers have never led you astray before and they will not fail you now.
  • The realization that others did not love Father as his family and retainers clearly did was a slow one coming to Johnny.
  • The cartridge may be held in place with a threaded ring or a retainer clip.
  • The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Bourchier, apparently had charge of the boys for a time, but Richard was later entrusted to the Earl of Warwick, whose lavish household was said to support 20,000 retainers.
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