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Retort

Definition of retort:

part of speech: verb

To make a quick, sharp answer; to return an argument or a charge.

part of speech: verb

To throw back; return.

part of speech: noun

A ready and sharp reply: a witty answer: a vessel used in distillation, properly a spiral tube.

part of speech: verb

To bend back; make a severe reply.

part of speech: verb

To return, as an argument or accusation; to say in sharp reply.

part of speech: noun

The reply to an argument, taunt, etc.; a quick and witty or severe response; a vessel used in distilling by heat.

part of speech: verb

To throw back: to return.

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