[ ir-i-ten-tiv ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈtɛn tɪv /
not retentive; lacking power to retain, especially mentally.
Words nearby irretentive
OTHER WORDS FROM irretentiveir·re·ten·tive·ness, ir·re·ten·tion, noun
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Such a slag not only corrodes the furnace lining, but also impedes dephosphorization, because it is irretentive of phosphorus.
British Dictionary definitions for irretentive
/ (ˌɪrɪˈtɛntɪv) /
Derived forms of irretentiveirretentiveness, noun
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