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Translation of retard in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/rɪˈtɑːrd; rɪˈtɑːd/
  • [growth] retardar; [progress] retrasar
    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.


/ˈriːtɑːrd; ˈriːtɑːd/
  • [offensive/ofensivo], tarado, (masculine, feminine) [anticuado u ofensivo]

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