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retortion Line breaks: re|tor¦tion
Pronunciation: /rɪˈtɔːʃ(ə)n/

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Definition of retortion in English:


[mass noun]
(In international law) retaliation by a state on another’s subjects.


Late 16th century (in the sense 'bending or turning backwards'): from retort1, perhaps on the pattern of contortion.

Words that rhyme with retortion

abortion, apportion, caution, contortion, distortion, extortion, portion, proportion, torsion

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