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OTHER WORDS FROM retun·ret·ted, adjective
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Retting, ret′ing, n. the act or process of preparing flax for use by rotting the useless part of the plant.
Retting in stagnant water is the method usually employed in Ireland and Russia.
Warm water retting and chemical retting have met with limited success.
Most of this richness is in the seed and the part of the stalk that is removed in the retting.
After retting, the flax is spread to dry in the fields and is then ready for the next process, called breaking.Clothing and Health|Helen Kinne