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Meaning & Definition of Retard in English

English

Retard

/rɪtɑrd/

noun

1. A person of subnormal intelligence

    synonym:
  • idiot
  • ,
  • imbecile
  • ,
  • cretin
  • ,
  • moron
  • ,
  • changeling
  • ,
  • half-wit
  • ,
  • retard

verb

1. Cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate

  • "This drug will retard your heart rate"
    synonym:
  • retard

2. Be delayed

    synonym:
  • retard

3. Slow the growth or development of

  • "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
    synonym:
  • check
  • ,
  • retard
  • ,
  • delay

4. Lose velocity

  • Move more slowly
  • "The car decelerated"
    synonym:
  • decelerate
  • ,
  • slow
  • ,
  • slow down
  • ,
  • slow up
  • ,
  • retard