Definitions of retort:
  • noun:   a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat
  • noun:   a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  • verb:   answer back
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #60825)

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