Definition of Retorts

1. Noun. (plural of ''retort) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of retort) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retorts

1. retort [v] - See also: retort

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retorts

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retorquing
retorsion
retorsions
retort
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retortamonad
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retorter
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retortion
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retortive
retorts (current term)
retoss
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retothelioma
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retouching

Literary usage of Retorts

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"Those improved mechanical alterations in the structure of the retorts greatly reduce the manual labour, enabling most of the work to be done during the day, ..."

2. Chemical Technology, Or, Chemistry in Its Applications to Arts and Manufactures by Charles Edward Groves, William Thorp, Friedrich Ludwig Knapp, Thomas Richardson, Edmund Ronalds, Henry Watts, William Joseph Dibdin (1900)
"The larger production of gas in clay retorts is generally admitted, although some of the ... Clay retorts are usually worked at a higher temperature than ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"The number of retorts to one furnace varies from 1 to 15, from 4 to 7 being the number most commonly adopted; and these are variously arranged to bring them ..."

4. A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous by Alexander Jamieson (1829)
"In it, i lu- manner in which the conducting pipes are connected to the retorts is exhibited : these lead to the hydraulic main. Fig. ..."

5. Handbook of Metallurgy by Carl Schnabel (1898)
"There are districts in which distillation is carried on in retorts to as much advantage as it is in muffles, as for instance the Rhine Provinces, ..."

6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"The iron retorts are made of various forms—plain cylinders 7 feet long and 1 ... Many works use what are called " through retorts," which are from 16 to 18 ..."

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