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retortion

[ri-tawr-shuh n] /rɪˈtɔr ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of turning or bending back.
3.
International Law. retorsion.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Medieval Latin retortiōn- (stem of retortiō), equivalent to Latin retort(us) (see retort1) + -iōn- -ion
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retortion

/rɪˈtɔːʃən/
noun
1.
the act of retorting
2.
a variant spelling of retorsion
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Word Origin and History for retortion
n.

1590s, from Medieval Latin retortionem (nominative retortio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin retorquere (see retort (v.)).

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