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re•tard•ant



Pronunciation: (ri-tär'dnt), [key]
n. Chem.
any substance capable of reducing the speed of a given reaction.

adj.
retarding or tending to retard (usually used in combination): fire-retardant construction materials.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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