Retard - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈtɑːrd|  American pronunciation of the word retard
Brit.  |rɪˈtɑːd|  British pronunciation of the word retard

noun

- a person of subnormal intelligence (syn: changeling, cretin, half-wit, idiot, imbecile, moron)

verb

- cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate
This drug will retard your heart rate
- be delayed
- slow the growth or development of (syn: check, delay)
The brain damage will retard the child's language development
- lose velocity; move more slowly (syn: decelerate, slow)

Extra examples

The chemical will retard the spread of fire.

The problems have retarded the progress of the program.

Cold weather retards the growth of many plants.

This drug will retard your heart rate

The brain damage will retard the child's language development

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: retard
he/she/it: retards
present participle: retarding
past tense: retarded
past participle: retarded
noun
singular: retard
plural: retards
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