WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•tor•tion  (ri tôrshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act of turning or bending back.
  2. retaliation.
  3. Law[Internat. Law.]retorsion.
  • Medieval Latin retortiōn- (stem of retortiō), equivalent. to Latin retort(us) (see retort1) + -iōn- -ion
  • 1585–95

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