How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"captive" is from "captivus", (prisoner), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.
"retain" is from "retenir", spoken in France during 1000-1400 A.D.
which is from "retinere" (re-, back + tenere, to hold), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.
"wash" is from "w?scan", spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.
Examples of how the word is used
|Screws with captive washers thread easily to save installation time.|
|Remove the cover by unscrewing the four side screws, which have captivated washers.|