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Retort

Re`tort´
v. t.1.To bend or curve back; as, a retorted line.
[imp. & p. p. Retorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Retorting.]
2.To throw back; to reverberate; to reflect.
3.To return, as an argument, accusation, censure, or incivility; as, to retort the charge of vanity.
v. i.1.To return an argument or a charge; to make a severe reply.
n.1.The return of, or reply to, an argument, charge, censure, incivility, taunt, or witticism; a quick and witty or severe response.
This is called the retort courteous.
- Shak.
2.(Chem. & the Arts) A vessel in which substances are subjected to distillation or decomposition by heat. It is made of different forms and materials for different uses, as a bulb of glass with a curved beak to enter a receiver for general chemical operations, or a cylinder or semicylinder of cast iron for the manufacture of gas in gas works.
Tubulated retort
(Chem.) a retort having a tubulure for the introduction or removal of the substances which are to be acted upon.
Noun1.retort - a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
2.retort - a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat
Verb1.retort - answer back
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