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What is another word for lagging?

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Adjective
Slow in movement or speed
“In his despairing impatience, he pressed his foot upon the opposite seat as if to impel the lagging train.”
Adjective
Delayed or late in arrival or delivery
“If one of their projects is falling behind schedule, for example, they may shift personnel from another project to the lagging project.”
Adjective
Slow or deficient in mental development
“Allow a lagging student to work under less intensive criteria.”
Adjective
Having a low level of economic productivity and technological sophistication
“Most of these lagging nations lack one or more essential elements required to do well economically.”
Adjective
Characterized by sluggishness or weariness
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Noun
The covering of something, either as insulation or for protection
“Even after primitive use of crude lagging gave way to a more general use of preformed asbestos block insulation, such blocks were cut dry which could actually enhance dust production.”
Verb
Present participle for to move or progress slowly, failing to keep up with others
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“On walks, she would lag behind the group in case anyone went off course.”
Verb
Present participle for to deplete, or be depleted, in physical strength or energy
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“The dogs began to tire and lag under the unusual strain.”
Verb
Present participle for to cover (for example, pipes) with felt strips or similar material
“On the odd occasion that I have to run near pipework, I lag the pipes with insulation to protect the cables.”
Verb
Present participle for to cause to proceed or move at a slower pace
Verb
Present participle for to remain in a specified state or position
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