Definition Of retards


a mentally handicapped person (often used as a general term of abuse).

delay or hold back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment.

his progress was retarded by his limp

Example Of retards

  • A new gas-based fire-protection system has also been installed, which reduces the level of oxygen in the room to retard a fire.

  • A nominally progressive tax structure to some degree retards the concentration over time of wealth among individuals.

  • A vapor retarder in this location would reduce the amount of moisture that diffuses into the wall cavity.

  • Also, since air retarders and vapor diffusion retarders serve different functions and have distinct characteristics, it may be more practical to install them as separate systems.

  • Another side effect of fear is that it absolutely retards the flow of information inside a company.

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