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1. retard

verb. ['rɪˈtɑːrd, riːˈtɑːrd'] cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate.

Synonyms

  • decelerate
  • deaden

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • quickly
  • active

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Words that Rhyme with Retard

  • disregard
  • marquard
  • hypercard
  • drouillard
  • brouillard
  • avant-garde
  • rouillard
  • hilyard
  • guinyard
  • giscard
  • gilyard
  • gaspard
  • discard
  • disbarred
  • coulthard
  • couillard
  • chouinard
  • buzard
  • bunyard
  • broussard
  • brossard
  • bongard
  • bombard
  • bolyard
  • belgard
  • suchard
  • rocard
  • ricard
  • revard
  • rennard

Example sentences of the word retard


1. Adjective
The lipid helps retard water loss, essentially forming a cocoon around the animal.

2. Verb, base form
Let the part slow cool, covering with weld blankets or anything that will retard the heat.

3. Noun, singular or mass
In other instances, the retard bar may not be regulating the movement of the striking hammers.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Shady growing conditions retard the growth of pumpkins on many levels.

2. retard

noun. ['rɪˈtɑːrd, riːˈtɑːrd'] a person of subnormal intelligence.

Synonyms

  • simple
  • moron
  • half-wit
  • imbecile
  • simpleton
  • changeling
  • idiot
  • mongoloid

Antonyms

  • fast
  • hurried
  • interesting
  • smart

3. retard

verb. ['rɪˈtɑːrd, riːˈtɑːrd'] be delayed.

Antonyms

  • maximise

4. retard

verb. ['rɪˈtɑːrd, riːˈtɑːrd'] lose velocity; move more slowly.

Synonyms

  • detain
  • diminish
  • slow down
  • slow up
  • decrease
  • lessen
  • fall
  • decelerate
  • hold up
  • delay

Antonyms

  • increase
  • accelerate
  • free
  • inflate

5. retard

verb. ['rɪˈtɑːrd, riːˈtɑːrd'] slow the growth or development of.

Synonyms

  • check
  • alter
  • modify
  • change
  • dampen
  • stay
  • delay

Antonyms

  • expand
  • appreciate
  • lengthen
  • crescendo
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