delayed action in English

operating or effective after a predetermined length of time.
delayed-action bombs
the operation of something after a predetermined length of time.
Last week's flooding was the worst in 30 years according to members of the business community who have been left to count the cost of delayed action by the City Council.

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1. The federal agency "has unreasonably delayed action on the requested waiver(," according to the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

2. The pathophysiological mechanisms are poorly understood. In the literature several mechanisms are discussed which could be important for this phenomenon, e.g. autopositive end-expiratory pressure, hyperventilation and alkalosis, hyperkalemia, delayed action of drugs and unobserved minimal vital signs.