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re·tar·dant

 (rĭ-tär′dnt)
adj.
Acting or tending to retard. Often used in combination: flame-retardant pajamas for children; a fire-retardant security chest.
n.
A substance that retards a process, as a flame retardant.

retardant

(rɪˈtɑːdənt)
n
(Chemistry) a substance that reduces the rate of a chemical reaction
adj
having a slowing effect

re•tard•ant

(rɪˈtɑr dnt)

n.
1. any substance capable of reducing the speed of a chemical reaction.
adj.
2. retarding or tending to retard (usu. used in combination): fire-retardant material.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retardant - any agent that retards or delays or hinders; "flame-retardant"
agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
Translations

retardant

n (Chem) → Verzögerungsmittel nt