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  Definition of retardation
  1. the act of slowing down or falling behind
  2. a decrease in speed; "the deceleration of the arms race"
  3. lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
  4. any agent that retards or delays or hinders; "flame-retardant"
  5. the extent to which something is delayed or held back
Similar Words: slowdown, lag, deceleration, slowing, mental retardation, backwardness, slowness, subnormality, retardant, retardent

 

Hyponyms: abnormality, mental defectiveness, moronity, mental deficiency, idiocy, amentia, imbecility, mongolism, mongolianism, Down's syndrome, Down syndrome, trisomy 21

 

Derivational Morphology: retard, decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind, slack, slacken, check, delay

 

Anagrams: Tetraonidae

 

 
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