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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Containing, or acting as, a retort.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Containing retort.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Retorting; turning backward; retrospective.


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  • She closed her lips in retortive silence, and they walked some way till she glanced at him to see how he was taking it.

    Jude the Obscure


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