retardate

[ri-tahr-deyt]

noun

someone who is retarded in some way, as educationally or mentally; retardee.

Nearby words

  1. retaliation,
  2. retaliatory,
  3. retard,
  4. retardance,
  5. retardant,
  6. retardation,
  7. retarded,
  8. retarded dentition,
  9. retardee,
  10. retarder

Origin of retardate

First recorded in 1955–60; probably back formation from retardation

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British Dictionary definitions for retardate

retardate

noun

psychol a person who is retarded
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Medicine definitions for retardate

retardate

[rĭ-tärdāt′, -dĭt]

n.

A mentally retarded person.

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