retardant

adjective
re·​tar·​dant | \ ri-ˈtär-dᵊnt How to pronounce retardant (audio) \

Definition of retardant

: serving or tending to retard a growth-retardant substance

Other Words from retardant

retardant noun

Examples of retardant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It's also made without fire-retardant chemicals to help keep your loved ones danger-free. Jamie Spain, Good Housekeeping, 6 Sep. 2022 Fiberglass, a mixture of plastic and glass, can irritate the eyes, nose and throat, but the type used in flame-retardant barriers is not considered hazardous or a cause of long-term health issues, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 29 Aug. 2022 The team erected a smarter home on the same lot that incorporated new materials like heat-resistant windows and metal roofing as well as flame-retardant siding, all designed with fire risk and a drier, changing climate in mind. Sunset Magazine, 22 Aug. 2022 It's also made without harmful fire-retardant chemicals. Jon Langston, Car and Driver, 18 Aug. 2022 The designs all offer flame-retardant protection and vary in other features, which include pullover and front-closure styles, structured and contoured seams, adjustable straps, padded cups, mesh venting and an inner dog-tag pocket. Janay Kingsberry, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Aug. 2022 The designs all offer flame-retardant protection and vary in other features, which include pullover and front-closure styles, structured and contoured seams, adjustable straps, padded cups, mesh venting and an inner dog-tag pocket. Janay Kingsberry, Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2022 Greece will begin using fire retardant chemicals in water drops this year and will also use starting fires tactically to fight larger blazes. Demetris Nellas, ajc, 2 July 2022 One new reason to replace your tent is recent research showing that some frequently applied flame-retardant chemicals used to treat tents have been linked to a slew of health problems, ranging from cancer to reproductive complications. Amelia Arvesen, Outside Online, 21 Apr. 2020 See More

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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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17 Sep 2022

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“Retardant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retardant. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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