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retort
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 5
3. 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.
Part of Speech: verb
Part of Speech: verb transitive
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