HyperDic: retard

English > 5 senses of the word retard:
VERBchangeretardcause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate
stativeretardbe delayed
changeretard, check, delayslow the growth or development of
changeretard, decelerate, slow, slow down, slow uplose velocity
NOUNperson retard, idiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wita person of subnormal intelligence
retard > pronunciation
Soundsrihtaa'rd; riytaa'rd
Rhymesavant-garde ... yard: 51 rhymes with aard...
English > retard: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person of subnormal intelligence.
Synonymsidiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit
NarrowermongoloidA person suffering from Down syndrome (no longer used technically in this sense)
Broadersimpleton, simpleA person lacking intelligence or common sense
Spanishbobo, corto, cretino, estúpido, idiota, imbécil, memo, necio, retardado, retrasado, tonto
Catalancretí, curt, gamarús, idiota, imbècil, neci, pallús, retardat, retrassat, tanoca, tòtil
Verbsretardslow the growth or development of
English > retard: 5 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningCause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody
Example"This drug will retard your heart rate"
Narrowerdeadenlessen the momentum or velocity of
Broaderdecelerate, slow downReduce the speed of
Spanishatrasar
Catalanendarrerir, retardar
Nounsretardationany agent that retards or delays / delays or hinders
English > retard: 5 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe delayed.
PatternSomething ----s
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Nounsretardationthe act of slowing ... / slowing down or falling behind
retardationa decrease in rate of change
retardationthe extent to which something is delayed or held back
English > retard: 5 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningSlow the growth or development of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
Synonymscheck, delay
Narrowerdampencheck
stay, detain, delaystop or halt
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishcontener, refrenar
Catalancontenir, refrenar
Nounsretarda person of subnormal intelligence
retardationlack of normal development of intellectual capacities
English > retard: 5 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningLose velocity; move more slowly.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdecelerate, slow, slow down, slow up
Narrowerdelay, detain, hold upCause to be slowed ... / slowed down or delayed
slow, slow down, slow upCause to proceed more slowly
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Oppositeaccelerate, speed up, speed, quickenMove faster
Spanishaminorar, desacelerar, frenar, ralentizar
Catalanalentir, desaccelerar, frenar
Nounsretardationthe act of slowing ... / slowing down or falling behind
retardationa decrease in rate of change

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