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A sharp or witty reply, or one which turns an argument against its originator
A container in which material is subjected to high temperatures as part of an industrial manufacturing process, especially during the smelting and forging of metal
To heat in a retort
To make a remark which reverses an argument upon its originator
A flask with a rounded base and a long neck that is bent down and tapered, used to heat a liquid for distillation
To say something sharp or witty in answer to a remark or accusation
a retaliatory speech
{n} a censure returned, a glass vessel
{v} to throw back, to return an argument
Any closed vessel or other equipment used for the thermal sterilization of foods
{f} make a sharp answer, give an incisive reply; retaliate, reciprocate, requite, return in kind; reply to an argument with a contrary claim
a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
To bend or curve back; as, a retorted line
a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat answer back
To return an argument or a charge; to make a severe reply
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
To throw back; to reverberate; to reflect
The return of, or reply to, an argument, charge, censure, incivility, taunt, or witticism; a quick and witty or severe response
To retort means to reply angrily to someone. Was he afraid, he was asked. `Afraid of what?' he retorted Others retort that strong central power is a dangerous thing in Russia. Retort is also a noun. His sharp retort clearly made an impact. to reply quickly, in an angry or humorous way (past participle of retorquere , from torquere )
{i} sharp answer, incisive response, cutting reply; container used for distillation
closed vessel used to double distill alcohol as an accessory to a pot still Hot vapor enters the bottom of the retort and heats the liquid in the retort to vaporize the alcohol in the liquid
A vessel used for distillation of volatile materials, as in separation of some metals and in destructive distillation of coal
A vessel in which substances are subjected to distillation or decomposition by heat
a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat
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an advanced kiln adapted for the extraction of charcoal by-products These replaced small portable kilns but were made redundant by the competition from oil by-products
To return, as an argument, accusation, censure, or incivility; as, to retort the charge of vanity
retort stand
An item of laboratory equipment which consists of a metal pole with a solid, firm base, used to hold, or clamp, laboratory glassware and other equipment in place, so that they do not fall down or come apart
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Turkish - English
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