retardate


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re·tar·date

 (rĭ-tär′dāt′, -dĭt)
n. Offensive
A person with an intellectual disability.

retardate

(rɪˈtɑːdeɪt)
n
(Psychology) psychol old-fashioned offensive formerly used to refer to a person with a mental disability

re•tar•date

(rɪˈtɑr deɪt)

n.
someone who is retarded.
Translations

re·tar·date

a. retardado-a, retrasado-a, atrasado-a.
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The legislative history states that the purpose of Article 17A was to provide parents a lifetime guardianship because "the present law does not take into account the unique status of a retardate in that the fact and degree of retardations and the need for guidance and assistance are determinable from a very early age and remain so for life.
1979) (holding that the court did not exceed its authority in authorizing a minor mental retardate to participate in a kidney transplant); In re Pescinski, 226 N.
In enacting SCPA 17-A, the legislature was mindful of the desire of parents to "provide for [a] lifetime guardianship" because "[t]he present law does not take into account the unique status of a retardate in that the fact and degree of retardation and the need for guidance and assistance are determinable at a very early age and remain so for life.
Launched as The Maryland Retardate Trust in 1963, the organization was originally made up of parents who simply wanted someone to remember their adult children with holiday cards, birthday wishes and occasional visits after they were gone.
Faulkner's Benjy, for example, in <IR> THE SOUND AND THE FURY </IR> (1929), is a remarkable rendering of the inner consciousness of a mental retardate.
As people in the financial sector loved to say, predicting the stock market would always be a task just for a fool or a retardate.
She did not mince words in calling certain incorrigible people 'fungus faced,' 'discombobulated moral retardates,' or 'miserable intellectual amoeba.
Group play therapy with a group of post-nursery male retardates.
This was the beginning of a realization that programs were available for young retardates designed to give training and guidance by teachers who understood their problems.
Timeout from positive reinforcement following persistent, high-rate behavior in retardates.