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a person or thing that retards.

any substance added to rubber to delay or prevent vulcanization.
any substance added to delay a process.

Building Trades. an admixture of concrete or plaster that retards its set.
a person or thing that retards
a substance added to slow down the rate of a chemical change, such as one added to cement to delay its setting


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  • Retarget

    verb (used with object) 1. to aim toward or calibrate for a different target: to retarget missiles. 2. to change the goal, completion date, recipient, etc., of: We’ve retargeted the completion of the job.

  • Retaste

    verb (used with object), tasted, tasting. 1. to try or test the flavor or quality of (something) by taking some into the mouth: to taste food. 2. to eat or drink a little of: She barely tasted her dinner. 3. to eat or drink (often used in negative constructions): He hadn’t tasted food for three […]

  • Retaught

    verb (used with object), taught, teaching. 1. to impart knowledge of or skill in; give instruction in: She teaches mathematics. Synonyms: coach. 2. to impart knowledge or skill to; give instruction to: He teaches a large class. Synonyms: inform, enlighten, discipline, drill, school, indoctrinate; coach. verb (used without object), taught, teaching. 3. to impart knowledge […]

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