retardate

[ri-tahr-deyt]
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Origin of retardate

First recorded in 1955–60; probably back formation from retardation
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British Dictionary definitions for retardate

retardate

noun
  1. psychol a person who is retarded
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retardate in Medicine

retardate

[rĭ-tärdāt′, -dĭt]
n.
  1. A mentally retarded person.
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