Found 3 items, similar to retort.
English → Indonesian
jawaban, tabung kimia
English → English
n 1: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or
critical one); “it brought a sharp rejoinder from the
2: a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by
v : answer back [syn: come back
English → English
, v. i.
To return an argument or a charge; to make a severe reply.
, 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
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
(Chem.), a retort having a tubulure for
the introduction or removal of the substances which are to
be acted upon.
Syn: Repartee; answer.
. 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
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retorted
; p. pr. & vb.
.] [L. retortus, p. p. of retorquere; pref. re-
re- + torquere to turn twist. See Torsion
, and cf.
, 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. --Shak.
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.