One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
That may be retorted; to which a retort may be made.
Manufacturing Technology. Especially of certain types of foil packaging and their contents: capable of undergoing thermal processing in a closed retort at temperatures above 100°C.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Florio (1553–1625), author and teacher of languages. From retort + -able, originally after Middle French, French retorquable<br>late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From retort + -able.
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