Definition of "retardant" [retardant]

  • Acting or tending to retard. Often used in combination: flame-retardant pajamas for children; a fire-retardant security chest. (adjective)

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Use "retardant" in a sentence
  • "FireIceR is a patent pending fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection."
  • "FireIceĀ® is a patent pending fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection."
  • "FireIceĀ® is a patented powdered fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection."