Definition of Retard

1. Noun. A person of subnormal intelligence.

Exact synonyms: Changeling, Cretin, Half-wit, Idiot, Imbecile, Moron
Specialized synonyms: Mongoloid
Generic synonyms: Simple, Simpleton
Derivative terms: Cretinous, Idiotic, Imbecilic, Moronic



2. Verb. Cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate. "This drug will retard your heart rate"
Generic synonyms: Decelerate, Slow Down
Specialized synonyms: Deaden
Derivative terms: Retardation

3. Verb. Be delayed.
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Retardation, Retardation, Retardation

4. Verb. Slow the growth or development of. "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
Exact synonyms: Check, Delay
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Dampen, Delay, Detain, Stay
Derivative terms: Delay, Delay, Retardation

5. Verb. Lose velocity; move more slowly. "The car decelerated"
Exact synonyms: Decelerate, Slow, Slow Down, Slow Up
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminish, Fall, Lessen
Specialized synonyms: Slow, Slow Down, Slow Up, Delay, Detain, Hold Up
Antonyms: Accelerate
Derivative terms: Deceleration, Retardation, Retardation, Slowing, Slowdown

Definition of Retard

1. v. t. To keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to prevent from progress; to render more slow in progress; to impede; to hinder; as, to retard the march of an army; to retard the motion of a ship; -- opposed to accelerate.

2. v. i. To stay back.

3. n. Retardation; delay.

Definition of Retard

1. Noun. Retardation; delay. ¹

2. Noun. (offensive slang) A person with mental retardation. ¹

3. Noun. (offensive slang) A stupid person, or one who is slow to learn. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to prevent from progress; to render more slow in progress; to impede; to hinder ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To put off; to postpone. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To be slow or dilatory to perform (something). ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To decelerate; to slow down. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To stay back. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retard

1. to slow the progress of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Retard

1. Characterised by retarded action, said of a drug when it is supposed to exercise its maximum effect later in the cycle. (10 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retard

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retaliatory
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retallied
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retally
retallying
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retapamulin
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retard (current term)
retardance
retardant
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retarded depression
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Literary usage of Retard

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1865)
"If the poison of typhoid fever could be completely antagonized, all the effects, which retard recovery would be obviated, and a rapid convalescence would ..."

2. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl (1844)
"serves to retard labours so beneficial to the citizens. We make due allow anee for the very natural anxiety of families ; but why retard, by solicitations ..."

3. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl (1866)
"serves to retard labours so beneficial to the citizens. We make due allow anee for the very natural anxiety of families ; but why retard, by solicitations ..."

4. Public Debts: An Essay in the Science of Finance by Henry Carter Adams (1887)
"... payment of the principal of a debt has no tendency to retard the industrial development of a nation, the entire course of reasoning falls to the ground. ..."

5. Public Debts: An Essay in the Science of Finance by Henry Carter Adams (1887)
"... payment of the principal of a debt has no tendency to retard the industrial development of a nation, the entire course of reasoning falls to the ground. ..."

6. Public Debts: An Essay in the Science of Finance by Henry Carter Adams (1890)
"... payment of the principal of a debt has no tendency to retard the industrial development of a nation, the entire course of reasoning falls to the ground. ..."

7. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"... or of vigor and maturity of body and quickness and presence of mind, was the most competent to baffle aud retard the approaches of death, ..."

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