Tubulated retort(Chem.), a retort having a tubulure for the introduction or removal of the substances which are to be acted upon.

Syn. — Repartee; answer. — Retort, Repartee. A retort is a short and pointed reply, turning back on an assailant the arguments, censure, or derision he had thrown out. A repartee is usually a good- natured return to some witty or sportive remark.

(Re*tort"er) n. One who retorts.

(Re*tor"tion) n. [Cf. F. rétorsion. See Retort, v. t.]

1. Act of retorting or throwing back; reflection or turning back. [Written also retorsion.]

It was, however, necessary to possess some single term expressive of this intellectual retortion.
Sir W. Hamilton.

2. (Law) Retaliation. Wharton.

(Re*tort"ive) a. Containing retort.

(Re*toss") v. t. To toss back or again.

(Re*touch") v. t. [Pref. re- + touch: cf. F. retoucher.]

1. To touch again, or rework, in order to improve; to revise; as, to retouch a picture or an essay.

2. (Photog.) To correct or change, as a negative, by handwork.

1. To bend or curve back; as, a retorted line.

With retorted head, pruned themselves as they floated.

2. To throw back; to reverberate; to reflect.

As when his virtues, shining upon others,
Heat them and they retort that heat again
To the first giver.

3. To return, as an argument, accusation, censure, or incivility; as, to retort the charge of vanity.

And with retorted scorn his back he turned.

(Re*tort"), v. i. To return an argument or a charge; to make a severe reply. Pope.

(Re*tort"), n. [See Retort, v. t.]

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.

2. [F. retorte fr. L. retortus, p. p. of retorquere. So named from its bent shape. See Retort, v. t.] (Chem. & the Arts) 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 chemical operations, or a cylinder or semicylinder of cast iron for the manufacture of gas in gas works.

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