Retard



verb (used with object)
1.
to make slow; delay the development or progress of (an action, process, etc.); hinder or impede.
verb (used without object)
2.
to be delayed.
noun
3.
a slowing down, diminution, or hindrance, as in a machine.
4.
Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.

a contemptuous term used to refer to a person who is cognitively impaired.
a person who is stupid, obtuse, or ineffective in some way:
a hopeless social retard.

5.
Automotive, Machinery. an adjustment made in the setting of the distributor of an internal-combustion engine so that the spark for ignition in each cylinder is generated later in the cycle.
verb (rɪˈtɑːd)
1.
(transitive) to delay or slow down (the progress, speed, or development) of (something)
noun (ˈriːtɑːd)
2.
(US, offensive) a retarded person
3.
(US, offensive) a foolish person
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