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retort

1. a glass vessel with a round bulb and long tapering neck that is bent down, used esp in a laboratory for distillation
2. a vessel in which large quantities of material may be heated, esp one used for heating ores in the production of metals or heating coal to produce gas

Retort

 

a type of chemical laboratory vessel made of refractory glass, porcelain, or metal. Retorts are used for carrying out reactions at high temperatures, for distillation, and for other operations.

retort

[ri′tȯrt]
(chemical engineering)
A closed refractory chamber in which coal is carbonized for manufacture of coal gas.
A vessel for the distillation or decomposition of a substance.
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Furthermore, the reclosable zipper component now possible for retorted pouches adds an important convenience factor, especially for multi-portion packs used in the foodservice sector.
When Opera Star Lesley Garret burst into song after Annie asked her what she did for a living, the host retorted "So I take it you scream for a living then.
As to published reports the building has design defects, with a flexible skin on a rigid core, Ricker retorted, "There's nothing the matter with it that can't be fixed.
Hariri's audacity manifested itself at its best when he lent full support to the army something which turned him into a guarantor not solely of moderation but rather of civil peace"; "Hariri was duly met halfway by Hassan Nasrullah," he retorted.
In this paper, oil shale samples from Dachengzi mine located in Huadian city of China have been retorted in a stainless-steel cylindrical retort.
The results show better tasting sterilized products having a "fresher" mouth feel compared to retorted products found on the market.
The Nicaraguan Minister of Family Affairs Max Padilla retorted that it had a right to use its own definitions of "gender" and "health rights", which it did in conjunction with pro-life experts.
Thirteen percent stated definite plans to bring more shelf-stable retorted products to the marketplace.
Depending on the product being retorted, cycle time may be reduced from five to 40 percent.
Contingency task await the president-elect particularly that receding threat of terrorism must yet be countered, the minister retorted.
Over a period of 110 years, from 1853, approximately 10 million tonnes of oil were retorted from 140 million tonnes of mainly deep-mined oil shale [3].
Asked to reply to criticism of the UN's decision, Zimbabwe police spokesman Wayne Bvudzijena retorted that the ZRP is held in "high regard" by the UN, and that the world body had actively solicited its involvement in the Kosovo mission: "We get a request from the UN and we supply the officers.