Share this entry

Share this page

ret

Saltos de línea: ret
(also rate)

Definición de ret en inglés:

verbo (rets, retting, retted)

[with object]
Soak (flax or hemp) in water to soften it: the flax has been retted and used as linen to produce the fabric
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Under old methods, hemp was cut and allowed to lie in the fields for weeks until it retted enough so the fiber could be pulled off by hand.
  • Flax was grown in the country districts, ‘retted’ and ‘heckled’ in small ponds and mills, spun and woven in the single-storey ‘improved’ cottages of the villages.

Origen

late Middle English: related to Dutch reten, also to rot.

Definición de ret en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día odium
Pronunciación: ˈəʊdɪəm
noun
widespread hatred or disgust for someone…