retardate
noun Date: 1915 often offensive a mentally retarded person

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  • retardate — /ri tahr dayt/, n. someone who is retarded in some way, as educationally or mentally; retardee. [1955 60; prob. back formation from RETARDATION] * * * …   Universalium

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  • retardate — rɪ tÉ‘rdeɪt / tɑːd n. retardee, mentally retarded person, person with limited or delayed intellectual and/or emotional development …   English contemporary dictionary

  • retardate — re•tar•date [[t]rɪˈtɑr deɪt[/t]] n. psi someone who is retarded …   From formal English to slang

  • retardate — adj. & n. US adj. mentally retarded. n. a mentally retarded person. Etymology: L retardare: see RETARD …   Useful english dictionary

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