Definition of retort noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    retort

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    NAmE//rɪˈtɔrt//
     
     
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  1. 1a quick, angry, or humorous reply synonym rejoinder, riposte She bit back (= stopped herself from making) a sharp retort.
  2. 2a closed bottle with a long, narrow, bent spout that is used in a laboratory for heating chemicals
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