irretentive

[ir-i-ten-tiv]

Origin of irretentive

First recorded in 1740–50; ir-2 + retentive
Related formsir·re·ten·tive·ness, ir·re·ten·tion, noun
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irretentive

adjective
  1. not retentive
Derived Formsirretentiveness, noun
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