Definition of Retort. Meaning of Retort. Synonyms of Retort
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Definition of Retort
Retort Re*tort", v. i.
To return an argument or a charge; to make a severe reply.
RetortRetort Re*tort", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retorted; p. pr. & vb.
n. Retorting.] [L. retortus, p. p. of retorquere; pref. re-
re- + torquere to turn twist. See Torsion, and cf.
Retort, n., 2.]
1. To bend or curve back; as, a retorted line.
With retorted head, pruned themselves as they
2. To throw back; to reverberate; to reflect.
As when his virtues, shining upon others, Heat them
and they retort that heat again To the first giver.
3. To return, as an argument, accusation, censure, or
incivility; as, to retort the charge of vanity.
And with retorted scorn his back he turned.
--Milton. RetortRetort Re*tort", n. [See Retort, v. t.]
1. The return of, or reply to, an argument, charge, censure,
incivility, taunt, or witticism; a quick and witty or
This is called the retort courteous. --Shak.
2. [F. retorte (cf. Sp. retorta), fr. L. retortus, p. p. of
retorquere. So named from its bent shape. See Retort, v.
t.] (Chem. & the Arts) A vessel in which substances are
subjected to distillation or decomposition by heat. 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
Tubulated retort (Chem.), a retort having a tubulure for
the introduction or removal of the substances which are to
be acted upon.
Syn: Repartee; answer.
Usage: Retort, Repartee. A retort is a short and pointed
reply, turning back on an assailant the arguments,
censure, or derision he had thrown out. A repartee is
usually a good-natured return to some witty or
sportive remark. retortTubulated Tu"bu*la`ted, a.
Made in the form of a small tube; provided with a tube, or
Tubulated bottle or retort (Chem.), a bottle or retort
having a stoppered opening for the introduction or removal
Meaning of Retort from wikipedia
- in a chemistry
laboratory, a retort
is a glassware device
used for distillation
or dry distillation
of substances. it consists
- the retort
is a community
of about forty
writers, teachers, artists, and activists, all opponents
- in the food industry, pressure cookers
are often referred
to as retort
s or canning
parts: portable pressure cookers consist
- a retort pouch
is a type of food packaging created
by aseptic processing
, made from multiple layers
of flexible laminate
- the nevada–texas–utah retort process
as ntu, dundas–howes or rexco
process) was an above ground shale
- the pumpherston retort
as the bryson
retort) was a type of oil-shale retort
used in scotland
at the end of 19th and beginning
- the gas combustion retort process
as gas-combustion retorting
process) was an above-ground retorting technology
- the fushun process
is an above-ground retorting technology
. it is named after
the main production
site of fushun
- the paraho process
is an above ground retorting technology
. the name 'paraho' is delivered
from the words
is the world’s largest surface
oil shale pyrolysis retort
with an 11 , m , ft , 0 diameter vertical shaft
kiln , operational