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Synonyms for retardation

Noun

1. deceleration, slowing, retardation, change, alteration, modification
usage: a decrease in rate of change; "the deceleration of the arms race"
2. retardation, delay, hold, time lag, postponement, wait
usage: the extent to which something is delayed or held back
3. retardant, retardent, retardation, agent
usage: any agent that retards or delays or hinders; "flame-retardant"
4. retardation, mental retardation, backwardness, slowness, subnormality, stupidity
usage: lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
5. slowdown, lag, retardation, delay, holdup
usage: the act of slowing down or falling behind
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