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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...

Current

Active

Live

Effective

Running

Added

Defined

Included

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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