Retort

In a chemistry laboratory, a retort is a glassware device used for distillation or dry distillation of substances. It consists of a spherical vessel with a long downward-pointing neck. The liquid to be distilled is placed in the vessel and heated. The neck acts as a condenser, allowing the vapors to condense and flow along the neck to a collection...
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Retort

• (n.) To bend or curve back; as, a retorted line. • (n.) To throw back; to reverberate; to reflect. • (v. t.) A vessel in which substances are subjected to distillation or decomposition by heat. It is made of different forms and materials for different uses, as a bulb of glass with a curved beak to enter a receiver for general chemi...
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retort

1. The return of, or reply to, an argument, charge, censure, incivility, taunt, or witticism; a quick and witty or severe response. 'This is called the retort courteous.' (Shak) ... 2. [F. Retorte (cf. Sp. Retorta), fr. L. Retortus, p. P. Of retorquere. So named from its bent shape. See Retort. ... <chemistry> A vessel in which substances are...
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retort

noun a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat
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Retort

Re·tort' intransitive verb To return an argument or a charge; to make a severe reply. Pope.
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Retort

Re·tort' noun [ See Retort , transitive verb ] 1. The return of, or reply to, an argument, charge, censure, incivility, taunt, or witticism; a quick and witty or severe response. « This is called the retort courteous.» Shak. 2.
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Retort

Re·tort' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Retorted ; present participle & verbal noun Retorting .] [ Latin retortus , past participle of retorquere ; prefix re- re- + torquere to turn twist. See...
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retort

A closed laboratory vessel with an outlet tube, used for distillation, sublimation, or decomposition by heat.
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retort

a quick reply to a question or remark
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Retort

A retort is a vessel used in the extraction of volatile products by heating. It differs from a still in being employed at a higher temperature, and for actions in which, as a rule, chemical changes occur. In general a retort consists of a chamber to contain the materials to be heated, fitted at the top with a pipe to lead off vapour, and very often...
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Retort

A vessel in which substances are distilled or decomposed by heat.
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retort

A vessel in which substances are distilled or decomposed by heat.
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retort

answer back
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Retort

Industrial device for heating materials (e. g., canned goods) under pressure.
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retort

tight ceramic or metallic chamber intended for heating a charge in vacuum or in controlled atmosphere
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retort

Type: Term Pronunciation: rē-tŏrt′ Definitions: 1. A flasklike vessel with a long neck passing outward, once used in distilling. 2. A small furnace.
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retort

vessel in which substances are subjected to distillation or decomposition by heat.
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retort

vessel used for distillation of substances that are placed inside and subjected to heat. The simple form of retort, used in some laboratories, is a ... [2 related articles]
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retort

[n] - a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat 2. [v] - answer back
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