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  • v. Present participle of slow.
  • n. deceleration; slowing down

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lessening of speed; gradually retarded movement; retardation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a decrease in rate of change


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