irretentive

[ ir-i-ten-tiv ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈtɛn tɪv /

adjective

not retentive; lacking power to retain, especially mentally.

Origin of irretentive

First recorded in 1740–50; ir-2 + retentive

Related forms

ir·re·ten·tive·ness, ir·re·ten·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for irretentive

irretentive

/ (ˌɪrɪˈtɛntɪv) /

adjective

not retentive

Derived Forms

irretentiveness, noun
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