Examples of retard in a sentence
The chemical will retard the spread of fire.
The problems have retarded the progress of the program.
Origin and Etymology of retard
Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French retarder, from Latin retardare, from re- + tardus slow
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of retard
First Known Use of retard
RETARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of retard for English Language Learners
: to slow down the development or progress of (something)
RETARD Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of retard
: to slow up especially by preventing or hindering advance or development <retard spoilage> <retard hair loss>
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