One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of delaying or slowing the progress or development of something.‘the goals of treatment include retardation of disease progression’
- ‘Fetuses and children exposed to incinerator dioxins suffered liver damage and retardation of sexual and brain development.’
- ‘He appeared to have some psychomotor retardation with minimal eye contact.’
- ‘He explained that he used the word 'normal' only in the context of a concern for growth retardation.’
- ‘Animals receiving heavy doses of alcohol showed retardation of hepatic repair.’
- ‘Under heavy braking, the gearbox changes down flawlessly, giving increased retardation.’
- ‘The retardation of proton escape from the membrane surface was previously explained by the damping effect of immobile pH buffer at the surface.’
- ‘This is a consequence of the considerable retardation of plasma flow through the layer over this range.’
- ‘Congenital retardation seems to doom many of the individual's interests to frustration.’
- ‘The retardation of ribcage growth may effectively set the limit of functional compensation that can be achieved.’
- ‘There is nothing here to suggest retardation of this normal sequence of events.’
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