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  • There is nothing but your health and my poverty that retards my progress in study. Cited from Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Volume 1, Matthew L. Davis
  • All-capital print greatly retards speed of reading in comparison with lower-case type.
  • It serves also as a kind of negative food, since it retards the process of waste. Cited from Hygienic Physiology, by Joel Dorman Steele
  • Not only is it painful to them, but it retards their progress in their journey. Cited from Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3), by J. A. Jones
  • Warming up more slowly in the spring, it retards vegetation by slowly giving up its cold. Cited from Apple Growing, by M. C. Burritt
  • It is not the opinion of Paris which now retards me. Cited from The Arena, by Various
  • Doing so, hardly retards a person in his walking. Cited from The Art of Travel, by Francis Galton
  • Besides, in this country, delay is death; so that whatever retards an enemy, will destroy him. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13, by Robert Kerr
  • Very high speed is generally a delusion, and either results in indifferent work, or actually retards its progress. Cited from Scientific American Supplement, No. 598, June 18, 1887, by Various
  • Whereas violence on the part of the individual merely retards the final result for which we are striving. Cited from Starr, of the Desert, by B. M Bower
  • Naturally, he chooses the latter move as he cannot improve his position by a retrogressive play which still further retards his development. Cited from Chess and Checkers, by Edward Lasker
  • Nothing so much retards the growth and prosperity of a country as insecurity of titles to real estate.
  • Knead well, let rise; it will require some time, as the fruit retards the raising process. Cited from Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes. . ., by Edith M. Thomas
  • But anticipated order can only be a lethargy which retards the coming of positive order. Cited from Letters of a Soldier, 1914-1915, by Anonymous
  • It also retards or delays the proper fermentation if too large an amount of it is used. Cited from Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book, by Mary A. Wilson
  • Alcohol slowly corrupts and certainly retards the activity of the brain of the greater number of men. Cited from Study and Stimulants, by A. Arthur Reade
  • Scorching also retards the growth of trees not actually injured otherwise. Cited from Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest, by Edward Tyson Allen
  • Up here it's not lack of moisture that stunts and retards their growth. Cited from The Young Forester, by Zane Grey
  • On the other hand, the catalytic agent sometimes retards chemical action. Cited from An Elementary Study of Chemistry, by McPherson and Henderson
  • In so doing he hinders, retards or obstructs the working of the country's industrial forces by so much. Cited from Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation, by Thorstein Veblen
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Root form of retards is retard for both verb and noun.

How retards gets used

Meaning of retards

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