To keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to prevent from progress; to render more slow in progress; to impede; to hinder; as, to retard the march of an army; to retard the motion of a ship; -- opposed to accelerate.
To put off; to postpone; as, to retard the attacks of old age; to retard a rupture between nations.
My boyfriend calls me 'princess', but I think of myself more along the lines of 'monkey' and 'retard'. Alicia Silverstone
There was endless controversy as to whether the acts of the New Deal did actually move recovery or retard it, and nothing final could ever come of that bitter debate because it is forever impossible to prove what might have happened in place of what did. Garet Garrett