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slow

 
 
pronunciation:
slo
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
phrases:
slow down
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: slower, slowest
definition 1: not moving fast or not able to move fast.
The slow swimmers were not chosen for the team.
 
antonyms:
fast, quick, rapid
similar words:
crawling
definition 2: taking a long time.
The patient is making slow progress.
synonyms:
long
antonyms:
quick
definition 3: not having much business; not busy.
It was a slow day at the shop.
synonyms:
quiet
antonyms:
busy
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part of speech: verb
inflections: slows, slowing, slowed
definition: to make less fast.
The engineer slowed the train.
antonyms:
accelerate
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phrase: slow down
derivations: slowly (adv.), slowness (n.)
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  • slowly:
    in a slow way; not fast.
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