retarder

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

retard +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

retarder (plural retarders)

  1. Something which retards or slows.
    Synonyms: bottleneck, inhibitor, retardant, limiter
    Antonyms: accelerant, promoter, quickener
    The substance acted as a retarder to the chemical reaction because it radically changed the pH.
  2. (mechanical engineering) A device for slowing down large trucks, lorries, buses.
  3. (baking) A refrigerator used to slow down proofing of yeast when making dough.

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Verb[edit]

retarder

  1. to retard, to slow down
    Sa bêtise nous a énormément retardé.
    His stupidity greatly slowed us down.
  2. to postpone, to put back

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

retarder

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of retardō

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin retardō.

Verb[edit]

retarder

  1. (transitive) to retard; to delay; to make late
    • li qel paiement par la dite encheson ad esté uncore retardez, Bretigny 28.18
      The aforementioned payment by the same occasion has again been delayed

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-d, *-ds, *-dt are modified to t, z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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