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Adjective
Mentally deficient or underdeveloped
“Without treatment, the condition could result in infants becoming mentally retarded or developing other neurological problems.”
Adjective
Foolish or lacking in sense
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Put off till a later time
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Intellectually disabled, medically defined as having an IQ (intelligence quotient) below 70 in addition to deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors (which means having problems with basic functional skills that affect everyday, general living)
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(idiomatic, figuratively) Delayed or made slower
Verb
Past tense for to prevent from progress
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“A new gas-based fire-protection system has also been installed, which reduces the level of oxygen in the room to retard a fire.”
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Past tense for to halt an activity or task temporarily
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Past tense for to decrease in sensitivity
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Past tense for to delay taking action
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Past tense for cause to seem small or insignificant in comparison
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Past tense for fail to keep up with another or others in movement or development
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Past tense for to block or clog up a space or opening
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