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Meaning of retarded

re•tard•ed

Pronunciation: (ri-tär'did), [key]
— adj.
  1. characterized by retardation: a retarded child.
—n.
  1. mentally retarded persons collectively (usually prec. by the): new schools for the retarded.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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