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retardedadjective

uk   /rɪˈtɑː.dɪd/  us   /-ˈtɑːr-/ offensive old-fashioned
having had a ​slowermentaldevelopment than other ​people of the same ​age: mentally/​emotionally retarded
(Definition of retarded from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"retarded" in American English

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retardedadjective

 us   /rɪˈtɑr·dɪd/
having a ​slowermentaldevelopment than other ​people of the same ​age: mentally/​emotionally retarded 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)
Translations of “retarded”
in Chinese (Simplified) 智力迟钝的, 弱智的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 智力遲鈍的, 弱智的…
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