retard-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: make slow, delay

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] RETARD NP2[patient]

This drug will retard your heart rate.
The brain damage will retard the child's language development.
The progress of the car retarded.
The war and war prices have greatly retarded our plans.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Hindering
PropBank: retard.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4