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irretentive

[ ir-i-ten-tiv ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈtɛn tɪv /
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adjective
not retentive; lacking power to retain, especially mentally.
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Origin of irretentive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM irretentive

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 of irretentive

irretentiveness, noun
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