Definitions for retort

Definitions for (noun) retort

Main entry: retort

Definition: a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat

Main entry: rejoinder, replication, retort, return, riposte, counter, comeback

Definition: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

Usage: it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher

Definitions for (verb) retort

Main entry: retort, return, riposte, rejoin, repay, come back

Definition: answer back

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