retardant

adjective
re·tar·dant | \ ri-ˈtär-dᵊnt \

Definition of retardant 

: serving or tending to retard a growth-retardant substance

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retardant noun

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Men in bright vests rushed to its side, hooked up thick hoses to its retardant compartment, and started pumping. Julia Sclafani And Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Seen those tankers above Sacramento? The low-down on Cal Fire's biggest base at McClellan," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of retardant

1642, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of retardant was in 1642

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retardant

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of retardant

: able to slow down the progress or development of something

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