any substance capable of reducing the speed of a given reaction.
retarding or tending to retard (usually used in combination):
fire-retardant construction materials.
a substance that reduces the rate of a chemical reaction
having a slowing effect
noun 1. someone who is retarded in some way, as educationally or mentally; retardee. noun 1. (psychol) a person who is retarded retardate re·tar·date (rĭ-tär’dāt’, -dĭt) n. A mentally retarded person.
noun 1. the act of retarding or state of being retarded. 2. something that retards; hindrance. 3. Usually Offensive. slowness or limitation in intellectual understanding and awareness, emotional development, academic progress, etc. See also mental retardation. 4. Music. a form of suspension that is resolved upward. noun 1. the act of retarding or the state […]
adjective 1. characterized by a slowness or limitation in intellectual understanding and awareness, emotional development, academic progress, etc. 2. Slang. stupid or foolish. noun 3. (used with a plural verb) people who are slow or limited in mental development (usually preceded by the): new schools for the retarded. verb (used with object) 1. to make […]
- Retarded dentition
retarded dentition re·tard·ed dentition (rĭ-tär’dĭd) n. Dentition in which processes such as calcification, growth, and eruption occur later than normal as a result of some systemic metabolic dysfunction.