retard Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"retard" in British English

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retardverb [T]

uk   /rɪˈtɑːd/  us   /-ˈtɑːrd/ formal
to make something ​slower: A ​rise in ​interestrates would ​severely retard ​economic growth.

retardnoun [C]

uk   /ˈriː.tɑːd/  us   /-tɑːrd/ offensive
a ​stupid or ​mentallyslowperson: I'm not ​playing with him, he's a ​total retard.
(Definition of retard from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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retardverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈtɑrd/
to make something ​slower: Reductions in ​pollutionlevels could retard ​globalwarming.
(Definition of retard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “retard”
in Spanish retrasar…
in Vietnamese làm chậm lại…
in Malaysian membantutkan…
in Thai ทำให้ช้า…
in French retarder…
in German verzögern…
in Chinese (Simplified) 阻碍, 减缓…
in Indonesian terlambat, terbelakang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 阻礙, 減緩…
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