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retard

(ˈritɑrd)
1. n. a rude nickname for a retarded person. (Derogatory and unkind.) That retard is having a rough time.
2. n. a stupid person. (Also a term of address.) Don’t be a retard! Get with it!
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What is to prevent my retarding the shock by means of rockets conveniently placed, and lighted at the right moment?
Even in the case of slow-breeding animals, which unite for each birth, we must not overrate the effects of intercrosses in retarding natural selection; for I can bring a considerable catalogue of facts, showing that within the same area, varieties of the same animal can long remain distinct, from haunting different stations, from breeding at slightly different seasons, or from varieties of the same kind preferring to pair together.
here they both are,' cried my mother, looking round upon us without retarding the motion of her nimble fingers and glittering needles.
Populated family, renting houses, single-child families, lack of social supports and welfare, lack of occupational opportunities [23]; Murphy et al in pointed to the social and economical backgrounds in their studies; a new attitude was also pointed by the same researchers that having parents with mental retarding problems can interrupt the educational strategies in relation to their own children [19].
SR533R scorch retarding coagent is said to be effective in the peroxide cure of elastomers for demanding applications such as oil and gas exploration, aerospace seals, and automotive and off-road gaskets that encounter sustained high temperatures and pressures.
More than a year ago, another IBM team led by Vlasov reported retarding light in silicon by a different means--passing it through ultrathin slabs of the semiconductor punctuated by arrays of holes (SN: 11/5/05, p.
However, this vaccination strategy is predicated on preventing deaths from influenza, not stopping or retarding an epidemic or pandemic (7).
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