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noun (n)

  • a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one) (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • The return of, or reply to, an argument, charge, censure, incivility, taunt, or witticism; a quick and witty or severe response. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • answer back (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • To bend or curve back; as, a retorted line. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To return an argument or a charge; to make a severe reply. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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