Retard

usgb/rɪˈtɑːrd/Volume
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Obstacle IndicationPlay
Use 'retard' to indicate something is preventing progress. SlideHeavy traffic could retard our journey to the conference.
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Implies a less than desired state; generally viewed as unfavorably. SlideWithout investment, technological innovations will be retarded.