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re-tardō āvī, ātus, āre,

to keep back, hinder, delay, detain, impede, retard: (stellarum) motūs retardantur: equos retardant Flumina, V.: tua ne retardet Aura maritos, H.: in quo cursu, tum retardando, tum, etc., lagging behind.—Fig., to retard, repress, check, keep back, avert, hinder: ad quem (agrum) fruendum: impetūs hostium esse intellegunt retardatos: celeritatem persequendi: animos testium: auxilium: me a scribendo.

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