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English Dictionary: retard by the DICT Development Group
4 results for retard
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a person of subnormal intelligence [syn: idiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, retard]
  1. cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate; "This drug will retard your heart rate"
  2. be delayed
  3. slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
    Synonym(s): check, retard, delay
  4. lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"
    Synonym(s): decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard
    Antonym(s): accelerate, quicken, speed, speed up
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Retard \Re*tard"\, v. i.
      To stay back. [Obs.] --Sir. T. Browne.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Retard \Re*tard"\, n.
      Retardation; delay.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Retard \Re*tard"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Retarded}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Retarding}.] [L. retardare, retardatum; pref. re- re- +
      tardare to make slow, to delay, fr. tardus slow: cf. F.
      retarder. See {Tardy}.]
      1. To keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to prevent from
            progress; to render more slow in progress; to impede; to
            hinder; as, to retard the march of an army; to retard the
            motion of a ship; -- opposed to {accelerate}.
      2. To put off; to postpone; as, to retard the attacks of old
            age; to retard a rupture between nations.
      Syn: To impede; hinder; obstruct; detain; delay;
               procrastinate; postpone; defer.
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