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Definition of slow:

  1. A moth.
  2. Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow.
  3. Heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull.
  4. imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.
  5. Moving a short space in a relatively long time; not swift; not quick in motion; not rapid; moderate; deliberate; as, a slow stream; a slow motion.
  6. Not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences.
  7. Not happening in a short time; gradual; late.
  8. Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive.
  9. Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue.
  10. Slowly.
  11. To go slower; - often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.
  12. To render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer.


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