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English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: retort jawaban, tabung kimia
English → English (WordNet) Definition: retort retort n 1: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); “it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher” [syn: rejoinder, return, riposte, replication, comeback, counter] 2: a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat v : answer back [syn: come back, repay, return, riposte, rejoin]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Retort Retort \Re*tort"\, v. i. To return an argument or a charge; to make a severe reply. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Retort \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 severe response. [1913 Webster] This is called the retort courteous. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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 gas works. [1913 Webster] Tubulated retort (Chem.), a retort having a tubulure for the introduction or removal of the substances which are to be acted upon. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Retort \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. [1913 Webster] With retorted head, pruned themselves as they floated. --Southey. [1913 Webster] 2. To throw back; to reverberate; to reflect. [1913 Webster] As when his virtues, shining upon others, Heat them and they retort that heat again To the first giver. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To return, as an argument, accusation, censure, or incivility; as, to retort the charge of vanity. [1913 Webster] And with retorted scorn his back he turned. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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