There are 2 main translations of retort in Spanish

: retort1retort2

retort1

replicar, v.

Pronunciation /rəˈtɔrt//rɪˈtɔːt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    replicar literary
    contestar
    • Quin looked as though he might retort with some snide remark he was sure to regret, so Drake interrupted.
    • Delilah was about to retort with some witty comeback, but stopped when she saw the soirée waiting outside on the street to greet them.
    • Trent breathed in deeply, fighting the urge to retort something regrettable.
    • It takes every ounce of self-control that I have to not retort back with a scathing remark about what a fool she is.
    • Tairo fought back the need to retort, feeling helpless and angry at the same time.
    • I debated whether to retort with a witty comeback or to not pay attention to him.
    • Without letting him answer or retort she rode back towards the lake.
    • Before Roman could open his mouth to retort, Lenore answered.
    • Usually a sympathetic listener to her tales of woe, this time I was stung into retorting, ‘How can you say that when every single one of us absolutely adores you?’
    • When he had pulled out of a film, it was said that he was a victim of stress, but he refuted those claims, retorting that he simply hadn't wanted to do a movie at that point.
    • ‘No, Mr. Duvall, you don't understand,’ Christian retorted, getting angrier by the minute.
    • ‘We'll see if you have remembered anything about manners,’ she retorted.
    • Jake was about to retort with a very rude comment when pain flared up through his body, causing him to cry out.
    • Jamie was about to retort the remark made by someone behind Maddie but found her words stuck in her throat as that person slowly came into view.
    • If you're not going to look after Fay, someone has to,’ I retorted, aware that my words sounded sharp and not caring.
    • I'm warning you,’ her brother retorted harshly, growing progressively angrier.
    • ‘You could have just told me,’ she retorted, her voice almost angry.
    • I opened my mouth to retort but couldn't quite come up with anything witty or smart or right.
    • Patient and genial, Ms. Sandhya took the children into confidence from the very start, retorting with jokes, poetry and the occasional repartee to drive home a point.
    • Cora bit her lip as she forced herself to not retort to his last remark.

noun

  • 1

    (reply)
    réplica feminine literary
    contestación feminine
    • Keziah tried to think up a suitably sarcastic retort quickly, but her mind was blank.
    • Sydney's eyes narrowed in response and she willed her sharp tongue to spit back a scathing retort.
    • Christopher clenched his jaw, fighting back the sharp retort and the wave of agony-driven rage as the carriage lurched to a stop outside the Donovan home.
    • She was brilliant, there was no doubt about that, but when it came to escaping from awkward situations, coming up with valid excuses or witty retorts, she was useless.
    • Everyone discreetly turned his or her head towards Jordan, ready for the retort, and the angry outburst, but he merely shrugged.
    • Lydia's lips tightened, and she bit back a sharp retort.
    • Evelyn glared daggers at me, causing whatever sharp retort to vanish on the tip of my tongue.
    • Now was not the time to shoot back angry retorts.
    • Those who don't smile at Arnold's witty retorts have hearts of true solid granite.
    • I opened my mouth to make an angry retort, but Mom said, quietly, ‘Liss, we need to talk.’
    • He drew away slowly, with no angry retort to throw back at her.
    • Andra had to literally bite her tongue to hold back the sharp retort quickly forming there.
    • Morgan opened her mouth for a cutting retort, then abruptly closed it again.
    • Graham's retorts may have been biting and sharp, but Shamus had no trouble thinking up a comeback with his cool, unconcerned manner.
    • I bit my tongue to stop the sarcastic retort from leaving my mouth.
    • It was an angry retort, and I tried to control the edge in my voice.
    • Having a retort ready for the reply I had expected - time for us to get some sleep - I was caught off guard and stared at him.
    • Cordelia rolled her eyes, but was too tired to give a scathing retort.
    • Well, for once in my life, I didn't have a clever retort.
    • Just as I expected, Brand was ready with his witty retorts as I swung open the door.

There are 2 main translations of retort in Spanish

: retort1retort2

retort2

retorta, n.

Pronunciation /rəˈtɔrt//rɪˈtɔːt/

noun

  • 1

    Chemistry
    retorta feminine
    • The first experiments with the caustic potash purification had been conducted in glass retorts, but they were less successful when scaled up.
    • Retorts are the most employed of any kind of distilling vessels in the practice of modern chemistry, having in England almost superseded the use of all others.
  • 2

    (in furnace)
    crisol masculine
    • Ore has been processed in large retorts in the past, but most recent operations use several types of furnaces.
    • The smelters will require 25000 tons of charcoal per annum which will be produced in retorts supplied by the Belgium company, Lambiotte.
    • In the factory there were a number of iron retorts, and with them several tons of pitch were also distilled.