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Verb: retort  ri'tort
  1. Respond in a quick, clever or humorous way
    - come back, repay, return, riposte, rejoin
Noun: retort  ri'tort
  1. A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
    "it brought a sharp retort from the teacher";
    - rejoinder, return, riposte, replication, comeback, counter
  2. A vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat

Derived forms: retorting, retorted, retorts

Type of: answer, reply, respond, response, vessel

Part of: still

Encyclopedia: Retort