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Webster

English Word:

ret


English Pronunciation:

ret


Transitive Verb:


⇨Etymology

Akin to rot.


⇨Definition

See Aret. (obsolete) Chaucer.



Transitive Verb:


⇨Definition

To prepare for use, as flax, by separating the fibers from the woody part by process of soaking, macerating, and other treatment. Ure.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From Proto-Slavic *rъtъ.


Noun:

ret m lip


Verb:

ret (third-person singular simple present rets, present participle retting, simple past and past participle retted) (transitive) To prepare (flax, hemp etc.) for further processing by soaking, which facilitates separation of fibers from the woody parts of the stem. 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 621: the lowland nearly silent except for water-thrushes, the harvested fields, the smell of hops being dried in kilns, flax pulled up and piled in sheaves, in local practice not to be retted till the spring


Adjective:

Adjective ret (neuter ret, definite and plural rette) straight right, proper rightful plain (in knitting)


Adverb:

Adverb ret straight rightly, properly rather, quite


Abbreviation:

ret retired


Anagrams:

ERT RTÉ


Reference:

ret

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