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If you dispose of an object, its state becomes "disposed".

If the object has not yet been disposed of, it is called...

The obvious word would be "undisposed". However, I am seeking a positive state, without prefixes.

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Do you mean disposed of? – Kris Jan 3 '14 at 11:29
@Kris: Hm, yes. So there is no option for one word? – Omega Jan 3 '14 at 11:36
It seems like a doomed request when you ask for "without prefixes". Dis-, with- and pre- are prefixes, for example. – Matt E. Эллен Jan 3 '14 at 11:41
I'd love to be a smartass and say indisposed. – IQAndreas Jan 3 '14 at 11:55
I think there are too many "potentially correct" answers here, so the question is POB. FQIW, I suggest retained, preserved. – FumbleFingers Jan 3 '14 at 15:03
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The best word to use would depend on your context. Here are some examples...









Perhaps some indication about where you want to use this word may help.

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To which, depending on context, you could add: retained

  • Did you dispose of the billing statements?
  • No, I retained them for our records.
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