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
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonymsbrake, decelerate, slow, slacken
Antonymsaccelerate, hasten, hurry, quicken, rush, speed (up), step up
Related Wordshalt, stop; encumber, hamper, handicap, hinder, hobble, hold back, hold up, impede, inhibit, obstruct, set back, tie up; bottleneck; arrest, check, constrain, curb, rein, restrain; baffle, foil, frustrate, sabotage, thwart
Near Antonymsdrive, encourage, goad, propel, push, spur, stir, urge; advance, aid, dispatch, ease, expedite, facilitate, forward, further, help
Synonym Discussion of retard
- bad weather delayed our arrival
- language barriers retarded their progress
- medication slowed the patient's heart rate
- on hot days runners slacken their pace
- unexpected business had detained her
RETARD Defined for English Language Learners
RETARD Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up retard? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).