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retard

[ri′tärd]
(civil engineering)
A permeable bank-protection structure, situated at and parallel to the toe of a slope and projecting into a stream channel, designed to check stream velocity and induce silting or accretion.
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Several fuel efficiency trends are driving improvements to retarding performance, particularly at low engine speeds:
A flame retarding polypropylene fiber with a core-sheath structure has been patented.
1985), and Tortorelli (1991) have investigated the impacts of flood retarding structures on water yield, peak reduction, and flow duration for tributaries in the Washita River Basin.
Enforced idleness has a profound retarding effect on the growth of labor markets in underdeveloped economies, which in turn slows urbanization and industrialization.
Brightness measurements excluding the fluorescent component of the FWA-treated BCTMP handsheets suggest the fluorescent whitening agent is most effective in retarding the slow phase of brightness reversion.
Cyanotech Corporation (Nasdaq NMS: CYAN) has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its patent application entitled "Method for Retarding and Preventing Sunburn by UV Light," based on the protective properties of astaxanthin.
Flame Retarding Polyethylene * Halogen type * Melt index vs.
Researchers suspect that some of these heart benefits trace to a retarding of atherosclerosis, the accumulation of artery-clogging plaque.
They are referred to as an injection molder's dream, by not being scorchy at 250*F processing temperatures and not retarding at 300*F curing temperature range.
Cyanotech Corporation (Nasdaq: CYAN), the world's leader in producing high-value, natural products from microalgae, has received Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that it will allow Cyanotech's patent application entitled, "Method For Retarding and Ameliorating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tenosynovitis," based on the protective properties of BioAstin(TM) natural astaxanthin.
NuCycle is very effective at retarding combustion of thermoplastic resins without the use of bromine and phosphorus compounds, and generates no toxic substances when burned and disposed of, NEC notes.
Though buckwheat honey's high antioxidant content suggested it probably would have had the best chance of retarding enzymatic browning, "we couldn't use it," Engeseth says, because its "tarry" color would have darkened foods even in the absence of any oxidation.