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Meaning & Definition of Retort in English

English

Retort

/ritɔrt/

noun

1. A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

  • "It brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
    synonym:
  • rejoinder
  • ,
  • retort
  • ,
  • return
  • ,
  • riposte
  • ,
  • replication
  • ,
  • comeback
  • ,
  • counter

2. A vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat

    synonym:
  • retort

verb

1. Answer back

    synonym:
  • retort
  • ,
  • come back
  • ,
  • repay
  • ,
  • return
  • ,
  • riposte
  • ,
  • rejoin