Definition of Retardate

1. Noun. (context: technical) A retarded person; a person with retardation. ¹



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Definition of Retardate

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Retardate

1. A mildly pejorative term, which is decreasing in usage, for a person who has mental retardation. Origin: L. Retardo, to delay, hinder (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Retardate

retaliatory eviction
retallied
retallies
retally
retallying
retamas
retapamulin
retape
retaped
retapes
retaping
retard
retardance
retardant
retardants
retardate (current term)
retardates
retardation
retardation plate
retardational
retardations
retardative
retarded
retarded dentition
retarded depression
retardedly
retardedness
retardent
retarder
retarders

Literary usage of Retardate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of Thomas Goodwin, D.D. by Thomas Goodwin (1865)
"Thus hath the renewed will a contrary bias, which pats forth a contrary act to retardate the desires of sin, ere checks of conscience meet with them. (2. ..."

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