[ ri-tahr-deyt ]
/ rɪˈtɑr deɪt /
Older Use: Offensive. a person who has an intellectual disability or is otherwise limited, as educationally or emotionally.
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Origin of retardate
First recorded in 1910–15; probably back formation from retardation
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British Dictionary definitions for retardate
/ (rɪˈtɑːdeɪt) /
psychol a person who is retarded
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Medical definitions for retardate
[ rĭ-tär′dāt′, -dĭt ]
A mentally retarded person.
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