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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Retard  \Re*tard"\,  v.  i. 
  To  stay  back  [Obs.]  --Sir.  T.  Browne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Retard  \Re*tard"\,  n. 
  Retardation;  delay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Retard  \Re*tard"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Retarded};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Retarding}.]  [L.  retardare  retardatum  pref.  re-  re-  + 
  tardare  to  make  slow,  to  delay,  fr  tardus  slow:  cf  F. 
  retarder.  See  {Tardy}.] 
  1.  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.  To  put  off  to  postpone;  as  to  retard  the  attacks  of  old 
  age;  to  retard  a  rupture  between  nations. 
 
  Syn:  To  impede;  hinder;  obstruct;  detain;  delay; 
  procrastinate;  postpone;  defer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  retard 
  n  :  a  person  of  subnormal  intelligence  [syn:  {idiot},  {imbecile}, 
  {cretin},  {moron},  {changeling},  {half-wit}] 
  v  1:  cause  to  move  more  slowly  or  operate  at  a  slower  rate;  "This 
  drug  will  retard  your  heart  rate" 
  2:  slow  the  growth  or  development  of  [syn:  {check}] 
  3:  lose  velocity;  move  more  slowly;  "The  car  decelerated"  [syn: 
  {decelerate},  {slow},  {slow  down},  {slow  up}]  [ant:  {accelerate}] 




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