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  • He caught at the sides as he fell, but without retarding his fall. Cited from J.S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5, by J.S. Le Fanu
  • Our French milliner there has helped in retarding her quite against her will. Cited from The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith, v1
  • No less useless and retarding has been the effort to give religion the function of science. Cited from The Life of Reason, by George Santayana
  • For your share in retarding his capture your life, sir, shall pay forfeit. Cited from The Tavern Knight, Rafael Sabatini
  • No system was more perfect or effective in retarding the intellectual and literary development of a nation. Cited from The Problem of China, by Bertrand Russell
  • The retarding horsepower available from this system is significantly lower than other systems.
  • Her love drew her to him, and upon its altar she laid her own retarding instinct in happy sacrifice. Cited from Nest Builder, by Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale
  • The financial troubles in England are retarding the rapid movement of western produce. Cited from Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet, Sherman
  • Linear energy transfer is closely related to stopping power, since both equal the retarding force.
  • It seemed as if the black water was thick and clung to her, retarding motion. Cited from After London, by Richard Jefferies
  • Subsequent events have shown that its capacity was not great in retarding the approach of an enemy's fleet to the city. Cited from The Life of Francis Marion, by W. Gilmore Simms
  • Some studies also show that too much of lignosulfonate dispersant could result in a set-retarding effect.
  • On it went, at first somewhat distractedly, next more regularly, then with slowly retarding movement. Cited from Wilfrid Cumbermede, by George MacDonald
  • These pests were brought to this country in which there were no conditions retarding their increase and have produced great damage. Cited from Disease and Its Causes, by William Thomas Councilman
  • We have also seen that these caste laws can exist without retarding the progress of the people, or their desire for education. Cited from Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore, by Robert H. Elliot
  • Depending on the particular chemical used, use of too much plasticizer may result in a retarding effect.
  • This is how I doubly gain time for him by retarding nature to the advantage of reason. Cited from Emile, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Yet it was a mixture that might have borne no practical results if left to itself, but rather a retarding. Cited from Winding Paths, by Gertrude Page
  • In the retarding case, the dark collector's work function is measured instead.
  • It was just as though some Will, some Will, was obstructing and retarding me. Cited from The Purple Cloud, by M.P. Shiel
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Root form of retarding is retard for the verb.

How retarding gets used

Meaning of retarding

  • verb Cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate
    This drug will retard your heart rate
  • verb Be delayed