Retardative


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

Re`tard´a`tive


a.1.Tending, or serving, to retard.
References in periodicals archive ?
To remedy this lack, after realizing the entirely retardative and dominantly commercial aims of de Basil, which took most people five years to admit, George Balanchine, Diaghilev's last choreographer-in-chief, with Boris Kochno, Diaghilev's close aide for the last period of his life, and Vladimir Dimitriev, for the last five years director of the School of American Ballet in Nueva York City, founded Les Ballets 1933.
The power driver distinguishes between free-running and retardative mode.
This church never heard of race except as "a mischievous and retardative term.