Detainable vs Retainable - What's the difference?

detainable | retainable |


As adjectives the difference between detainable and retainable

is that detainable is capable of being detained while retainable is capable of being retained.

detainable

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Capable of being detained.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=September 26, author=The Associated Press, title=Kuwaiti Ordered Released From Guantánamo Bay, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=He was sent to Guantánamo in 2002, and Judge Kollar-Kotelly found that from the beginning of his stay, “there is no evidence in the record that anyone directed any allegations toward al-Rabiah nor any indication that interrogators believed al-Rabiah had engaged in any conduct that made him lawfully detainable .” }}

    retainable

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Capable of being retained.
  • (Webster 1913)