- someone who is retarded in some way, as educationally or mentally; retardee.
Origin of retardate
First recorded in 1955–60; probably back formation from retardation
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Related Words for retardatedecelerate, handicap, lessen, impede, crimp, hamper, hinder, retard, moderate, slacken, relax, lag, reduce, stall, decrease, abate, curb, diminish, curtail, temper
- psychol a person who is retarded
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- A mentally retarded person.
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