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Noun: slowdown  'slow,dawn
  1. The act of slowing down or falling behind
    - lag, retardation
Verb: slow down  slow dawn
  1. Lose velocity; move more slowly
    "The car slowed down";
    - decelerate, slow, slow up, retard
  2. Become slow or slower
    "Production slowed down";
    - slow, slow up, slack, slacken
  3. Cause to proceed more slowly
    - slow, slow up
  4. Reduce the speed of
    "He slowed down the car";
    - decelerate
  5. Rest from work; become less busy, tense or anxious
    "He slowed down in the hot tub";
    - relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress

Derived forms: slowdowns, slows down, slowing down, slowed down

Type of: alter, change, change state, decrease, delay, diminish, fall, holdup, lessen, modify, turn, weaken

Antonym: speed up, tense

Encyclopedia: Slowdown

Slow down, Molasses