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1. retardation

noun. ['riːtɑːrˈdeɪʃən'] a decrease in rate of change.

Synonyms

  • slowing
  • change
  • modification
  • deceleration

Antonyms

  • birth
  • decrease
  • increase
  • deceleration

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Words that Rhyme with Retardation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word retardation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Among these are tests to improve the fire retardation of the trees.

2. retardation

noun. ['riːtɑːrˈdeɪʃən'] lack of normal development of intellectual capacities.

Synonyms

  • mental retardation
  • abnormality
  • moronity
  • mental defectiveness
  • slowness
  • subnormality
  • backwardness
  • mental deficiency
  • imbecility
  • amentia
  • idiocy

Antonyms

  • death
  • tightening
  • loosening
  • deconcentrate

3. retardation

noun. ['riːtɑːrˈdeɪʃən'] the act of slowing down or falling behind.

Synonyms

  • holdup
  • slowdown
  • delay

Antonyms

  • typicality
  • normality
  • familiarity
  • skillfulness

4. retardation

noun. ['riːtɑːrˈdeɪʃən'] any agent that retards or delays or hinders.

Synonyms

  • retardent
  • retardant

Antonyms

  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize

5. retardation

noun. ['riːtɑːrˈdeɪʃən'] the extent to which something is delayed or held back.

Synonyms

  • postponement
  • hold
  • wait
  • delay

Antonyms

  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise
  • destabilise
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