OTHER WORDS FOR retort
Origin of retort1
synonym study for retort
OTHER WORDS FROM retortre·tort·er, noun
Other definitions for retort (2 of 2)
- a vessel, commonly a glass bulb with a long neck bent downward, used for distilling or decomposing substances by heat.
- a refractory chamber, generally cylindrically shaped, within which some substance, as ore or coal, is heated as part of a smelting or manufacturing process.
- an airtight, usually cylindrical vessel of fire clay or iron, used in the destructive distillation chiefly of coal and wood in the manufacture of illuminating gas.
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How to use retort in a sentence
The retort or this cremation machine is basically a brick chamber.How to Be Better at Death (Ep. 450)|Maria Konnikova|February 4, 2021|Freakonomics
“Congratulations,” Colbert retorted, in a tone that made clear that he meant the opposite.Stephen Colbert Vs. ‘Schmidthead’: Google Chairman Faces Off With Comic Nemesis|Lloyd Grove|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Delle Donnas retorted that their friendship with Medrano was a two-way street.Did Christie Go Easy on a Human Trafficker Just to Bust a Small-Time Pol?|Olivia Nuzzi|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In response, his mother retorted, “Stay out of this, woman.”Making It in the 2-1-2: How Kenneth Walsh Achieved His NY Dream|Tim Teeman|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Asked what he wanted from them, he retorted curtly, “Nothing whatsoever.”In Syria, Rebels Without a Plan|Jamie Dettmer|September 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Abrams retorted: "Few if any of them"—them being the American Jewish leaders—"will have been persuaded by Kerry's arguments."Does Elliott Abrams Speak For American Jewish Leaders?|Ali Gharib|August 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"I rather think you forgot Miss Warrender's presence," retorted the coquette.
"It's plain that your umbrella didn't grow as much as you thought," Mr. Meadow Mouse retorted.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
"Mr. Capt don't demean himself to chambermaids, Miss Lucy," retorted the abigail with angry scorn.
"I wonder you keep such an ugly tempered brute about the house," retorted the woman.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Mr. D., accustomed to unrestrained license of tongue, retorted with great asperity, and much harshness of language.