Definition of Retarder

1. n. One who, or that which, retards.



2. n. Any of various devices, as a helix of flat metal strip, introduced into a boiler tube to increase the heating effect of the fire.

Definition of Retarder

1. Noun. Something which retards or slows. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retarder

1. one that retards [n -S] - See also: retards

Medical Definition of Retarder

1. An agent used to slow the chemical hardening of gypsum, resins, or impression materials used in dentistry. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Retarder

retardant
retardants
retardate
retardates
retardation
retardation plate
retardational
retardations
retardative
retarded
retarded dentition
retarded depression
retardedly
retardedness
retardent
retarder (current term)
retarders
retarding
retarding force
retardive
retardment
retards
retarget
retargetable
retargeted
retargeting
retargets
retarted
retaste
retasted

Literary usage of Retarder

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

1. Commentaries Upon International Law by Robert Phillimore (1854)
"... lequel pourra se rendre à bord s'il le juge à propos: mais cette prévenance ne pourra on aucun cas retarder l'exécution de l'ordre dont il est question. ..."

2. The Delta of the St. Clair River by Leon Jacob Cole (1903)
"The retarder as added to plaster is in proportion of 4 to 6 pounds to the ton, ... If the retarder holds the water as suggested above, the plaster would not ..."

3. The Engineer's and Mechanic's Encyclopædia: Comprehending Practical by Luke Hebert (1846)
".'he sledge or retarder A is formed like a wedge, with its superior end turned ; upon the inner side, flanges are formed, so as to keep it upon the rails ..."

4. Artificial Anæsthesia: A Manual of Anæsthetic Agents and Their Employment in by Laurence Turnbull (1896)
"... also the Active Principle—Cocaine: Its Action as a Stimulant of the Nervous System and retarder of Metamorphosis—Cocaine and its Salts, Solutions, ..."

5. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1839)
"The sledge or retarder, A, is formed like a wedge, with its superior end turned up upon the inner side ; flanges are formed, so as keep it upon the rails, ..."

6. Transactions of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (1899)
"The weight of the precession-retarder in the machine, shown in Fig. ... Here the precession-retarder takes the form of a spider with three legs, ..."

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