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Acting or tending to retard. Often used in combination: flame-retardant pajamas for children; a fire-retardant security chest.
A substance that retards a process, as a flame retardant.
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(Chemistry) a substance that reduces the rate of a chemical reaction
having a slowing effect
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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.
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|Noun||1.||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"
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n (Chem) → Verzögerungsmittel nt
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