5. showing a time that is behind the correct timesaid of a timepiece
a. passing slowly or tediously
⇒ a slow afternoon
7. characterized by little activity; slack
⇒ slow trading
9. behind the times; out of fashion
10. burning so as to give off a low or moderate heat
⇒ a slow fire
a. having less sensitivity to light than other film, etc.: such film may require a longer exposure period
13. to make slow or slower
15. to go or become slow or sloweroften with up or down
16. in a slow manner or at a slow speed; slowly
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Word origin of 'slow'ME slowe < OE slaw, akin to Du sleeuw, ON slær, dull < ?