retorts, 3rd person singular present; retorted, past tense; retorted, past participle; retorting, present participle;
Heat in a retort in order to separate or purify
the raw shale is retorted at four crude oil works
A container or furnace for carrying out a chemical process on a large or industrial scale
A glass container with a long neck, used in distilling liquids and other chemical operations
rejoinder: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat
In a chemistry laboratory, a retort is a glassware device used for distillation or dry distillation of substances. It consists of a spherical vessel with a long downward-pointing neck. The liquid to be distilled is placed in the vessel and heated. ...
A sharp or witty reply, or one which turns an argument against its originator; A flask with a rounded base and a long neck that is bent down and tapered, used to heat a liquid for distillation; A container in which material is subjected to high temperatures as part of an industrial ...
(Retorting) A process whereby heat is applied to oil shale (kerogen) to produce oil.
(Retorting) The heating of oil shale to get the oil out from it.
The thermal processing or cooking packaged food or other products in a pressurized vessel for purposes of sterilizing the contents to maintain freshness for extended storage times. ...
An airtight vessel in which substances (e.g. oil shale) are heated for a chemical reaction producing gaseous products to be collected in a collection vessel or for further processing.
A retort furnace is a closed muffle furnace that is used for distillation, sublimation, or decomposition of heated parts. This term is also commonly used to describe a controlled atmosphere rotary muffle furnace used for annealing, hardening, carbonitriding, or carburizing steel parts. ...
A vessel with a long neck used for distilling the quicksilver from amalgam. (Fay)
a specifically designed furnace used for cremating pet remains, also known as a crematorium.
The retort is a spherical container (usually glass) with a long neck or spout. It is used to distill or decompose solutions by the action of heat or acids.
Large pressure sterilizer built for processing contained foods.
An apparatus used to separate an amalgam of gold and mercury, through heating, which saves the mercury for future use.