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irretentive

[ ir-i-ten-tiv ]

adjective

  1. not retentive; lacking power to retain, especially mentally.


irretentive

/ ˌɪrɪˈtɛntɪv /

adjective

  1. not retentive


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Derived Forms

  • ˌirreˈtentiveness, noun
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Other Words From

  • irre·tentive·ness irre·tention noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of irretentive1

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

Such a slag not only corrodes the furnace lining, but also impedes dephosphorization, because it is irretentive of phosphorus.

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