Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Retardation; the act of retarding or delaying.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of retarding; retardation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of retarding; a retardation; delay.

Etymologies

Compare Middle French and French retardement (Wiktionary)

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