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retard

re·tard

retard

 
pronunciation:
rih tard
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: retarded, retarding, retards
definition: to cause (growth, development, or the like) to be slow or incomplete; stunt.
Cold temperature retards the growth of bacteria.
synonyms:
damp, delay, slow, stunt
antonyms:
accelerate, further
similar words:
dampen, encumber, hinder, impair, impede, nip, obstruct, restrain, squelch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be or become incomplete or slowed.
synonyms:
delay, slow
antonyms:
accelerate, advance
 
part of speech: noun
definition: slowness or limitation in growth or progress; delay.
derivation: retardingly (adv.)