[ US /ɹiˈtɑɹdənt/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪtˈɑːdənt/ ]
  1. any agent that retards or delays or hinders
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How To Use retardant In A Sentence

  • One of my hobbies is lampworking, and an old sock stuffed with lambswool and then covered in a fire-retardant sleeve works well for cushioning my elbows when I work!! Turn Old Socks Into Foot Odour Killers | Lifehacker Australia
  • I would revoke all building codes other than those where a failure of a building can affect neighboring properties: requirements for fire-retardant materials in roofing materials, or inspections to assure the structural integrity of a building taller than its distance from the property line are the sorts of things that come immediately to mind. The Volokh Conspiracy » Does the Supposedly Superior Expertise of Regulators Justify Libertarian Paternalism?
  • The Hidden Hazards In the Nursery study tested 20 products -- including nursing pillows, changing pads, bassinet pads and car seats -- for traces of Tris and other toxic chemical flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ether compounds, or PBDEs. Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff: Flame Retardants Refuse to Burn Out
  • Aluminum conductor XLPE insulated fine steel wire armored low - smoke and non - halo sheathed Flame - retardant power cable.
  • The pilots took it up to 1000-ft or so and released the fire retardant that smothered the fire and left only smoke trailing out.
  • Computers contain a variety of metals and chemicals - such as lead, mercury and brominated flame retardants - which are particularly nasty if dumped in landfill sites.
  • The fibers are then formed into batt insulation similar to high-density fiberglass, and then treated with a fire retardant.
  • All sleepwear is to be flame retardant and should be safe with no strings or buttons that may be hazardous.
  • The chemicals which must be replaced by 2007 include lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and some flame retardants.
  • Computers treated with certain flame retardants may be harming the health of those who use them.
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