adjective /ɹɪˈtɑːdɪd/
a) Delayed; delayed in development, hindered; impeded.

HGH, which was originally developed to assist children with retarded growth, is believed to be especially popular with sprinters.

b) Having mental retardation, characterised by learning difficulties (specifically having an IQ below 70); now more generally, mentally deficient.

The European Roma Rights Centre in Budapest, which is representing the children - from the north-eastern city of Ostrava - said that the education ministry and local authorities had for decades "perpetuated a system which routinely brands disproportionate numbers of Gypsies as mentally retarded".

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  • Retarded — Re*tard ed, n. having a limited or below normal mental ability; same as {mentally retarded}; used especially in relation to performance in academic tasks. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retarded — retarded; un·retarded; …   English syllables

  • retarded — index arrested (checked), disadvantaged, late (tardy) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • retarded — (adj.) 1810, pp. adjective from RETARD (Cf. retard) (v.). In childhood development sense, mentally slow, attested from 1895 (Cf. It. tardivi) …   Etymology dictionary

  • retarded — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ less advanced in mental, physical, or social development than is usual for one s age …   English terms dictionary

  • retarded — [ritär′did] adj. slowed or delayed in development or progress, esp. because of mental retardation …   English World dictionary

  • retarded — /ri tahr did/, adj. 1. characterized by retardation: a retarded child. n. 2. (used with a pl. v.) mentally retarded persons collectively (usually prec. by the): new schools for the retarded. [1800 10; RETARD + ED2] Syn. backward, disabled,… …   Universalium

  • retarded — re•tard•ed [[t]rɪˈtɑr dɪd[/t]] adj. 1) psi characterized by retardation: a retarded child[/ex] 2) psi the retarded, mentally retarded persons collectively …   From formal English to slang

  • retarded — adj. (old fashioned, offensive) VERBS ▪ be, look ADVERB ▪ severely ▪ Many of the children are severely retarded. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • retarded — adj. mentally retarded * * * [rɪ tɑːdɪd] mentally retarded …   Combinatory dictionary

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