retarder

[ ri-tahr-der ]
/ rɪˈtɑr dər /

noun

a person or thing that retards.
Chemistry.
  1. any substance added to rubber to delay or prevent vulcanization.
  2. any substance added to delay a process.
Building Trades. an admixture of concrete or plaster that retards its set.

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Origin of retarder

First recorded in 1635–45; retard + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for retarder

retarder
/ (rɪˈtɑːdə) /

noun

a person or thing that retards
a substance added to slow down the rate of a chemical change, such as one added to cement to delay its setting
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