Meaning of “retarded” in the English Dictionary

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us /rɪˈtɑr·dɪd/

having a slower mental development than other people of the same age:

Note: Because "retarded" has sometimes been used as an insult, the term is now less often used to describe people with slow mental development.

(Definition of “retarded” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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