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