- v. present participle of retard.
“Organic is a very successful label, but with tradeoffs in retarding innovation.”
“But perhaps immigration's role in retarding economic modernization is confined to agriculture, which, after all, is very different from the rest of the economy.”
“Possibly one of the most interesting results of the Korean war has been its effect in retarding the spread southwards of Chinese Communist Armies into South East Asia.”
“There is danger that in retarding the act of writing, the child may plunge finally into a tumultuous effort, due to the fact that he knows the entire alphabet and has no natural check.”
“Refrigeration of dough is therefore called retarding, and the cold chamber a retarder.”
“The recipe for semolina bread uses a technique of "retarding" the dough, meaning that after it rises once, it is punched down and refrigerated overnight; this gives a great flavor to the bread.”
“He said the company was using delaying tactics, such as retarding verification of union membership forms, to keep the NUM off its mines.”
“Whatever warped sense of political benefit they see in ignoring the Siegelman and Minor cases or in quashing Congressional hearings, cannot hide the fact that they are seriously "retarding" and obstructing justice.”
“John Kerry or John Edwards "retarding" progress by trying to move too fast.”
“With a major spike in oil prices now retarding America's economic recovery—and a tide of populist frustration across the Middle East that could put groups implacably hostile to the West in control of that region's immense supplies of oil—Canada's vast petroleum deposits are more important to the future of U.S. energy security than ever before.”
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