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retard

Translation of retard in Spanish:

transitive verb

American English: /rɪˈtɑrd/
British English: /rɪˈtɑːd/
  • (growth)
    (progress)
    Example sentences
    • He said the slow pace at which the deal was being negotiated was retarding the development of the park, which he said had remained closed to tourists for sometime.
    • Famously, Forster accused the educational systems of the time of retarding the emotional development of schoolboys.
    • Restrictive legislation could retard the development of technology and slow the growth of electronic commerce.

noun

American English: /ˈriˌtɑrd/
British English: /ˈriːtɑːd/
  • [offensive]
    tarado, (-da) (masculine, feminine) [anticuado u ofensivo]

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