Definitions

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  • n. Absence of retention; the state or quality of being irretentive; want of power to retain; forgetfulness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lack of retaining power; forgetfulness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Absence of retention; the state or quality of being irretentive; want of power to retain.

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Examples

  • But his inability to sign his name did not arise merely from blindness: the fact was, that, from irretention of memory, he could not recollect the letters which composed his name; and, when they were repeated to him, he could not represent the figure of the letters in his imagination.

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