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retardant

noun [C or U], adjective uk   /rɪˈtɑː.dənt/ us    /-ˈtɑːr-/
(a substance) that makes the progress or growth of something slower: Pot plants are commonly treated with (a) growth retardant so that they retain their shape. fire/flame retardant furniture (= furniture that does not burn easily)
Translations of “retardant”
in Chinese (Traditional) 起阻滯作用的,阻止的, 阻滯劑,阻化劑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 起阻滞作用的,阻止的, 阻滞剂,阻化剂…
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