retardate

noun

re·​tar·​date ri-ˈtär-ˌdāt How to pronounce retardate (audio)
-dət
dated, now offensive
: a person affected with intellectual disability

Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of retardate was in 1912

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“Retardate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retardate. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

retardate

noun

re·​tar·​date ri-ˈtärd-ˌāt How to pronounce retardate (audio) -ət How to pronounce retardate (audio)
dated, now offensive
: a person affected with intellectual disability
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