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reticulately
See reticulate. * * *
reticulation
/ri tik'yeuh lay"sheuhn/, n. a reticulated formation, arrangement, or appearance; network. [1665-75; RETICULATE + -ION] * * *
reticule
/ret"i kyoohl'/, n. 1. a small purse or bag, originally of network but later of silk, rayon, etc. 2. Optics. reticle. [1720-30; < F réticule < L reticulum RETICLE] * * *
reticulocyte
/ri tik"yeuh leuh suyt'/, n. Anat. a very young red blood cell, sampled as a measure of red blood cell formation; reticulated erythrocyte. [1920-25; RETICUL(UM) + -O- + CYTE] * * ...
reticulocytic
See reticulocyte. * * *
reticuloendothelial
/ri tik'yeuh loh en'doh thee"lee euhl/, adj. Cell Biol. 1. pertaining to, resembling, or involving cells of the reticuloendothelial system. 2. of a cell, having both reticular ...
reticuloendothelial system
Immunol. the aggregate of the phagocytic cells, including certain cells of the bone marrow, lymphatic system, liver, and spleen, that have reticular and endothelial ...
reticulum
/ri tik"yeuh leuhm/, n., pl. reticula /-leuh/ for 1-3, gen. reticuli /-luy'/ for 4. 1. a network; any reticulated system or structure. 2. Anat. a. a network of intercellular ...
retie
v.t., retied, retying. * * *
Retief, Piet
▪ Boer leader born Nov. 12, 1780, near Wellington, Cape Colony [now in South Africa] died Feb. 6, 1838, Natal       one of the Boer leaders of the Great Trek, the ...
retiform
/ree"teuh fawrm', ret"euh-/, adj. netlike; reticulate. [1685-95; < NL retiformis, equiv. to L ret- (s. of rete) net + -i- -I- + -formis -FORM] * * *
retighten
v. * * *
retile
v.t., retiled, retiling. * * *
retill
v.t. * * *
retime
v.t., retimed, retiming. * * *
retin
v.t., retinned, retinning. * * *
retin-
retin- pref. Variant of retino-. * * *
Retin-A
/ret'n ay"/ Trademark. a brand of tretinoin, used esp. to reduce wrinkles caused by overexposure to the sun. [1975-80] * * *
retina
/ret"n euh, ret"neuh/, n., pl. retinas, retinae /ret"n ee'/. Anat. the innermost coat of the posterior part of the eyeball that receives the image produced by the lens, is ...
retinacular
See retinaculum. * * *
retinaculum
/ret'n ak"yeuh leuhm/, n., pl. retinacula /-leuh/. 1. Anat., Zool. any of various small structures that hook, clasp, or bind other structures to move them or hold them in ...
retinal
retinal1 /ret"n euhl/, adj. of or pertaining to the retina of the eye. [1830-40; RETIN(A) + -AL1] retinal2 /ret"n al', -awl'/, n. Biochem. an orange pigment, C20H28O, that is the ...
retine
retine [ret′ēn] n. 〚 RET( + -INE3〛 a substance found in animal cells in minute amounts, that retards growth and cell division: cf. PROMINE * * *
retinene
retinene [ret′'n ēn΄] n. 〚 RETIN(A) + -ENE〛 Biochem. RETINAL * * * ret·i·nene (rĕtʹn-ēn') n. Either of two yellow to red retinal pigments, formed by oxidation of ...
retinge
v.t., retinged, retingeing or retinging. * * *
retinite
/ret"n uyt'/, n. Mineral. any of various fossil resins, esp. one derived from brown coal. [1815-25; < F rétinite, equiv. to rétin- (comb. form of Gk rhetíne RESIN) + -ite ...
retinitis
/ret'n uy"tis/, n. Ophthalmol. inflammation of the retina. [1860-65; < NL; see RETINA, -ITIS] * * *
retinitis pigmentosa
/pig'men toh"seuh, -meuhn-/, Ophthalm. degeneration of the retina manifested by night blindness and gradual loss of peripheral vision, eventually resulting in tunnel vision or ...
retinitispigmentosa
retinitis pig·men·to·sa (pĭg'mĕn-tōʹsə, -mən-) n. A hereditary degenerative disease of the retina, characterized by night blindness, pigmentary changes within the ...
retino-
retino- or retin- pref. Retina: retinoscopy.   [From retina.] * * *
retinoblastoma
/ret'noh bla stoh"meuh/, n., pl. retinoblastomas, retinoblastomata /-meuh teuh/. Pathol. an inheritable tumor of the eye. [1920-25; RETIN(A) + -O- + BLASTOMA] * * *
retinoic acid
retinoic acid [ret΄'n ō′ik] n. a vitamin A derivative, C20H28O2, used in the treatment of acne, skin wrinkles, etc. * * *
retinoicacid
ret·i·no·ic acid (rĕt'n-ōʹĭk) n. In both senses also called tretinoin, vitamin A acid. 1. A vitamin A derivative, C20H28O2, that is a regulator substance in morphogenesis ...
retinoid
/ret"n oyd'/, n. 1. Biochem. any of a group of substances related to vitamin A and functioning like vitamin A in the body. adj. 2. resembling the retina. [1975-80; RETIN(OL) + ...
retinol
/ret"n awl', -ol'/, n. 1. See vitamin A. 2. Chem. a yellowish oil, C32H16, obtained by the distillation of resin, used as a solvent and as an antiseptic. [1830-40; < Gk ...
retinopathic
See retinopathy. * * *
retinopathy
/ret'n op"euh thee/, n. Ophthalm. any diseased condition of the retina, esp. one that is noninflammatory. [1930-35; RETIN(A) + -O- + -PATHY] * * *
retinopathy of prematurity
▪ pathology also called  ROP        disease in which retinal blood vessels (blood vessel) develop abnormally in the eyes of premature infants (premature birth and ...
retinoscope
/ret"n euh skohp'/, n. Ophthalm. an apparatus that determines the refractive power of the eye by observing the lights and shadows on the pupil when a mirror illumines the retina; ...
retinoscopic
See retinoscopy. * * *
retinoscopy
—retinoscopic /ret'n euh skop"ik/, adj. —retinoscopically, adv. —retinoscopist, n. /ret'n os"keuh pee, ret"n euh skoh'pee/, n. Ophthalm. an objective method of determining ...
retinospora
▪ botany       a condition common in horticultural varieties of conifers, especially arborvitae, junipers, cypresses, and false cypresses, in which needlelike, spreading ...
retint
v.t. * * *
retinue
—retinued, adj. /ret"n ooh', -yooh'/, n. a body of retainers in attendance upon an important personage; suite. [1325-75; ME retinue < MF, n. use of fem. ptp. of retenir to ...
retinula
—retinular, adj. /ri tin"yeuh leuh/, n., pl. retinulae /-lee'/. n. Anat. a group of elongate neural receptor cells forming part of an arthropod compound eye: each retinula cell ...
retinular
See retinula. * * *
retirant
/ri tuyeur"euhnt/, n. retiree. [RETIRE + -ANT] * * *
retire
—retirer, n. /ri tuyeur"/, v., retired, retiring, n. v.i. 1. to withdraw, or go away or apart, to a place of privacy, shelter, or seclusion: He retired to his study. 2. to go ...
retiré
Fr. /rddeuh tee rdday"/, n., pl. retirés Fr. /-tee rdday"/. Ballet. a movement in which the dancer brings one foot to the knee of the supporting leg and then returns it to the ...
retired
—retiredly, adv. —retiredness, n. /ri tuyeurd"/, adj. 1. withdrawn from or no longer occupied with one's business or profession: a retired banker. 2. due or given a retired ...
retiredly
See retired. * * *
retiredness
See retiredly. * * *
retiree
/ri tuy ree", -tuyeur"ee/, n. a person who has retired from an occupation or profession. [1940-45, Amer.; RETIRE + -EE] * * *
retirement
/ri tuyeur"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of retiring or the state of being retired. 2. removal or withdrawal from service, office, or business. 3. the portion of a person's life during ...
retirement age
➡ retirement * * *
retirement community
a group of houses in a suburban area or a town designed primarily for retired persons. [1975-80] * * *
retirement plan
1. a systematic plan made and kept by an individual for setting aside income for his or her future retirement. 2. See pension plan (def. 1). * * *
retires
➡ juries * * *
retiring
—retiringly, adv. —retiringness, n. /ri tuyeur"ing/, adj. 1. that retires. 2. withdrawing from contact with others; reserved; shy. [1540-50; RETIRE + -ING2] Syn. 2. ...
retiringly
See retiring. * * *
retiringness
See retiringly. * * *
Retiro Park
▪ park, Madrid, Spain Spanish  El Retiro, or Parque De Madrid,    the main park of Madrid, Spain. Originally called the Parque del Buen Retiro, or “pleasant retreat,” ...
retitle
v.t., retitled, retitling. * * *
retoast
v. * * *
retold
retold [spelling only] * * * re·told (rē-tōldʹ) v. Past tense and past participle of retell. * * *
retook
/ree took"/, v. pt. of retake. * * *
retool
—retoolable, adj. /ree toohl"/, v.t. 1. to replace or rearrange the tools and machinery of (a factory). 2. to reorganize or rearrange, usually for the purpose of updating: to ...
retorsion
/ri tawr"sheuhn/, n. Internat. Law. retaliation or reprisal by one state identical or similar to an act by an offending state, such as high tariffs or discriminating ...
retort
retort1 —retorter, n. /ri tawrt"/, v.t. 1. to reply to, usually in a sharp or retaliatory way; reply in kind to. 2. to return (an accusation, epithet, etc.) upon the person ...
retorter
See retort1. * * *
retortion
/ri tawr"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of turning or bending back. 2. retaliation. 3. Internat. Law. retorsion. [1585-95; < ML retortion- (s. of retortio), equiv. to L retort(us) (see ...
retotal
v.t., retotaled, retotaling or (esp. Brit.) retotalled, talling, n. * * *
retouch
—retouchable, adj. —retoucher, n. v. /ree tuch"/; n. /ree"tuch', ree tuch"/, v.t. 1. to improve with new touches, highlights, or the like; touch up or rework, as a painting ...
retoucher
See retouch. * * *
retrace
—retraceable, adj. —retracement, n. /ri trays"/, v.t., retraced, retracing. 1. to trace backward; go back over: to retrace one's steps. 2. to go back over with the memory. 3. ...
retraceable
See retrace. * * *
retracement
See retraceable. * * *
retracer
See retraceable. * * *
retrack
v. * * *
retract
retract1 /ri trakt"/, v.t. 1. to draw back or in: to retract fangs. v.i. 2. to draw back within itself or oneself, fold up, or the like, or to be capable of doing this: The blade ...
retractability
See retract. * * *
retractable
See retractability. * * *
retractation
See retractability. * * *
retractibility
See retractability. * * *
retractible
See retractability. * * *
retractile
—retractility /ree'trak til"i tee/, n. /ri trak"til/, adj. Zool. capable of being drawn back or in, as the head of a tortoise; exhibiting the power of retraction. [1770-80; ...
retractility
See retractile. * * *
retraction
/ri trak"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of retracting or the state of being retracted. 2. withdrawal of a promise, statement, opinion, etc.: His retraction of the libel came too late. 3. ...
retractive
—retractively, adv. —retractiveness, n. /ri trak"tiv/, adj. tending or serving to retract. [1350-1400; ME retractif < OF; see RETRACT1, -IVE] * * *
retractively
See retractive. * * *
retractiveness
See retractively. * * *
retractor
/ri trak"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that retracts. 2. Anat. a muscle that retracts an organ or protruded part. 3. Surg. an instrument or appliance for drawing back an ...
retrade
v., retraded, retrading, n. * * *
retrain
—retrainable, adj. /ree trayn"/, v.t. 1. to train again, esp. for a different vocation or different tasks. v.i. 2. to be retrained. [1930-35; RE- + TRAIN] * * *
retrainable
See retrain. * * *
retrainee
/ree'tray nee"/, n. a person who is being retrained. [1940-45; RETRAIN + -EE] * * *
retraining program
      occupational training program designed to aid workers in obtaining new employment. Formal retraining programs were first developed in Europe around the end of World ...
retral
—retrally, adv. /ree"treuhl, re"-/, adj. at or toward the back; posterior. [1870-75; RETR(O)- + -AL1] * * *
retrally
See retral. * * *
retranscribe
v.t., retranscribed, retranscribing. * * *
retransfer
v.t., retransferred, retransferring. n. * * *
retransform
v.t. * * *
retranslate
v.t., retranslated, retranslating. * * *
retransmit
v.t., retransmitted, retransmitting. * * *
retransplant
v.t. * * *
retraverse
v., retraversed, retraversing. * * *
retread
v. /ree tred"/; n. /ree"tred'/, v., retreaded, retreading, n. v.t. 1. to put a new tread on (a worn pneumatic tire casing) either by recapping or by cutting fresh treads in the ...
retreat
—retreatal, adj. —retreater, n. —retreative, adj. /ri treet"/, n. 1. the forced or strategic withdrawal of an army or an armed force before an enemy, or the withdrawing of ...
retreatant
/ri treet"nt/, n. a person who takes part in a religious retreat. [1875-80; RETREAT + -ANT] * * *
retreater
See retreat. * * *
retreatism
—retreatist, n. /ri tree"tiz euhm/, n. Sociol. the rejection of culturally prescribed goals and the conventional means for attaining them. [RETREAT + -ISM] * * *
retrench
—retrenchable, adj. —retrencher, n. /ri trench"/, v.t. 1. to cut down, reduce, or diminish; curtail (expenses). 2. to cut off or remove. 3. Mil. to protect by a ...
retrencher
See retrench. * * *
retrenchment
/ri trench"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of retrenching; a cutting down or off, as by the reduction of expenses. 2. Fort. an interior work that cuts off a part of a fortification from ...
retrial
n. * * *
retribalize
v., retribalized, retribalizing. * * *
retribution
/re'treuh byooh"sheuhn/, n. 1. requital according to merits or deserts, esp. for evil. 2. something given or inflicted in such requital. 3. Theol. the distribution of rewards and ...
retributive
—retributively, adv. /ri trib"yeuh tiv/, adj. characterized by or involving retribution: retributive justice. Also, retributory /ri trib"yeuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/. [1670-80; obs. ...
retributively
See retributive. * * *
retributivism
—retributivist, adj. /ri trib"yeuh teuh viz'euhm/, n. a policy or theory of criminal justice that advocates the punishment of criminals in retribution for the harm they have ...
retributory
re·trib·u·to·ry (rĭ-trĭbʹyə-tôr'ē, -tōr'ē) adj. Retributive. * * *
retried
re·tried (rē-trīdʹ) v. Past tense and past participle of retry. * * *
retries
re·tries (rē-trīzʹ) v. Third person singular present tense of retry. * * *
retrievability
See retrieve. * * *
retrievable
See retrievability. * * *
retrievably
See retrievability. * * *
retrieval
/ri tree"veuhl/, n. 1. the act of retrieving. 2. the chance of recovery or restoration: lost beyond retrieval. [1635-45; RETRIEVE + -AL2] * * *
retrievalengine
retrieval engine n. A search engine. * * *
retrieve
—retrievable, adj. —retrievability, n. /ri treev"/, v., retrieved, retrieving, n. v.t. 1. to recover or regain: to retrieve the stray ball. 2. to bring back to a former and ...
retriever
/ri tree"veuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that retrieves. 2. one of any of several breeds of dogs having a coarse, thick, oily coat, trained to retrieve game. 3. any dog trained ...
retrim
retrim [spelling only] * * *
retro
/re"troh/, adj. Informal. 1. retroactive: retro pay. 2. of or designating the style of an earlier time: retro clothes. [by shortening] * * *
retro-
a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin meaning "backward" (retrogress); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (retrorocket). [ < L, repr. retro (adv.), ...
retroact
/re"troh akt'/, v.i. 1. to act in opposition; react. 2. to have reference to or influence on past occurrences. [1785-95; RETRO- + ACT] * * *
retroaction
/re'troh ak"sheuhn/, n. action that is opposed or contrary to the preceding action. [1560-70; RETRO- + ACTION] * * *
retroactive
—retroactively, adv. —retroactivity, n. /re'troh ak"tiv/, adj. 1. operative with respect to past occurrences, as a statute; retrospective: a retroactive law. 2. pertaining to ...
retroactively
See retroactive. * * *
retroactivity
See retroactively. * * *
retrobulbar
/re'troh bul"beuhr, -bahr/, adj. Anat. situated behind the eyeball. [RETRO- + BULBAR] * * *
retrocede
retrocede1 —retrocedence, n. —retrocessive /re'tre ses"iv/, adj. /re'treuh seed"/, v.i., retroceded, retroceding. to go back; recede; retire. [1645-55; < L retrocedere to go ...
retrocession
See retrocede. * * *
retrocessionaire
/re'treuh sesh'euh nair"/, n. Insurance. a reinsurance company that accepts or takes a retrocession. [RETROCESSION + -AIRE] * * *
retrochoir
/re"treuh kwuyeur'/, n. that part of a church behind the choir or the main altar. [1840-50; < ML retrochorus. See RETRO-, CHOIR] * * *
retrocognate
/re'troh kog"nayt/, adj. Psychol. being or pertaining to memory or extrasensory perception of past events. [RETRO- + COGNATE] * * *
retrodirective
/re'troh di rek"tiv, -duy-/, adj. Optics. (of a mirror, reflector, etc.) having three reflecting surfaces so oriented that a ray of light is reflected in a direction parallel but ...
retrofire
/re"troh fuyeur'/, v., retrofired, retrofiring. Rocketry. v.t. 1. to ignite (a retrorocket). v.i. 2. (of a retrorocket) to become ignited. [1960-65, Amer.; RETRO- + FIRE] * * *
retrofit
—retrofittable, adj. v. /re"troh fit', re'troh fit"/; n., adj. /re"troh fit'/, v., retrofitted or retrofit, retrofitting, n., adj. v.t. 1. to modify equipment (in airplanes, ...
retrofittable
See retrofit. * * *
retrofitter
See retrofittable. * * *
retroflection
See retroflexion. * * *
retroflex
/re"treuh fleks'/, adj. 1. bent backward; exhibiting retroflexion. 2. Phonet. articulated with the tip of the tongue curled upward and back against or near the juncture of the ...
retroflexion
/re'treuh flek"sheuhn/, n. 1. a bending backward. 2. Pathol. a bending backward of the body of the uterus upon the cervix. 3. Phonet. a. retroflex articulation. b. the acoustic ...
retrofocus lens
/re"treuh foh'keuhs/ a wide-angle lens, for use on single-lens reflex cameras, of inverted telephoto design, with a back focus greater than the focal length. [1960-65; RETRO- + ...
retrogradation
—retrogradatory /re'treuh gray"deuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /re'troh gray day"sheuhn/, n. 1. backward movement. 2. decline or deterioration. [1545-55; < LL retrogradation- (s. ...
retrograde
—retrogradely, adv. —retrogradingly, adv. /re"treuh grayd'/, adj., v., retrograded, retrograding. adj. 1. moving backward; having a backward motion or direction; retiring or ...
retrograde amnesia
a memory disorder characterized by an inability to remember events or experiences that occurred before a significant point in time. [1930-35] * * *
retrograde motion
In astronomy, the actual or apparent motion of a body in a direction opposite to that of the predominant (direct or prograde) motions of similar bodies. Observationally and ...
retrogradeejaculation
retrograde ejaculation n. Ejaculation in which seminal fluid is discharged in the wrong direction, traveling up towards the bladder instead of outside the body through the ...
retrogradely
See retrogradation. * * *
retrogress
/re'treuh gres", re"treuh gres'/, v.i. 1. to go backward into an earlier and usually worse condition: to retrogress to infantilism. 2. to move backward. [1810-20; < L ...
retrogression
/re'treuh gresh"euhn/, n. 1. the act of retrogressing; movement backward. 2. Biol. degeneration; retrograde metamorphosis; passing from a more complex to a simpler ...
retrogressive
—retrogressively, adv. /re'treuh gres"iv/, adj. characterized by retrogression; degenerating. [1795-1805; < L retrogress(us) (see RETROGRESS) + -IVE] Syn. backward. Ant. ...
retrogressively
See retrogressive. * * *
retrolental
/re'troh len"tl/, adj. located or occurring behind a lens, as of the eye. [1940-45; RETRO- + L lent-, s. of lens (see LENS) + -AL1] * * *
retrolental fibroplasia
Pathol. an unusual eye disease occurring in premature infants, usually from being given high concentrations of oxygen, which causes abnormal formation of fibrous tissue behind ...
retrolingual
/re'troh ling"gweuhl/, adj. Anat. situated behind or near the base of the tongue. [RETRO- + LINGUAL] * * *
retromingent
—retromingency, n. /re'troh min"jeuhnt/, adj. 1. urinating backward because of bodily configuration: The lion is a retromingent animal. n. 2. an animal that urinates ...
retronym
/re"treuh nim/, n. a term, such as acoustic guitar, coined in modification of the original referent that was used alone, such as guitar, to distinguish it from a later ...
retroocular
ret·ro·oc·u·lar (rĕt'rō-ŏkʹyə-lər) adj. Situated behind the eye. * * *
retroperitoneal
ret·ro·per·i·to·ne·al (rĕt'rō-pĕr'ĭ-tn-ēʹəl) adj. Situated behind the peritoneum. * * *
retropharyngeal
ret·ro·pha·ryn·ge·al (rĕt'rō-fə-rĭnʹjē-əl, -jəl, -făr'ĭn-jēʹəl) adj. Situated or occurring behind the pharynx. * * *
retroreflective
—retroreflection, n. /re'troh ri flek"tiv/, adj. of or pertaining to a surface, material, or device (retroreflector) that reflects light or other radiation back to its source; ...
retroreflector
/re'troh ri flek"teuhr/, n. See under retroreflective. [1945-50; RETRO- + REFLECTOR] * * *
retrorocket
/re"troh rok'it/, n. a small, auxiliary rocket engine, forming a part of a larger rocket vehicle and having its exhaust nozzle pointed toward the direction of flight, for ...
retrorse
—retrorsely, adv. /ri trawrs", ree"trawrs/, adj. turned backward. [1815-25; < L retrorsus, contracted form of retroversus bent backward, equiv. to retro- RETRO- + versus (ptp. ...
retrorsely
See retrorse. * * *
retroserrate
/re'troh ser"it, -ayt/, adj. Bot., Zool. having retrorse teeth or barbs. [1855-60; RETRO- + SERRATE] * * *
retroserrulate
/re'troh ser"yeuh lit, -layt', -ser"euh-/, adj. Bot., Zool. having tiny retrorse teeth or barbs. [1820-30; RETRO- + SERRULATE] * * *
retrospect
/re"treuh spekt'/, n. 1. contemplation of the past; a survey of past time, events, etc. 2. in retrospect, in looking back on past events; upon reflection: It was, in retrospect, ...
retrospection
/re'treuh spek"sheuhn/, n. 1. the action, process, or faculty of looking back on things past. 2. a survey of past events or experiences. [1625-35; RETROSPECT + -ION] * * *
retrospective
—retrospectively, adv. —retrospectiveness, n. /re'treuh spek"tiv/, adj. 1. directed to the past; contemplative of past situations, events, etc. 2. looking or directed ...
retrospectively
See retrospective. * * *
retrotransposon
ret·ro·trans·po·son (rĕt'rō-trăns-pōʹzŏn) n. A transposon copied from RNA with the use of reverse transcriptase. * * *
retroussage
/re'treuh sahzh"/; Fr. /rddeuh trddooh sannzh"/, n. the technique or action, in etching or engraving, of drawing up ink from within the incised lines of an inked plate by deftly ...
retroussé
/re'trooh say"/; Fr. /rddeuh trddooh say"/, adj. (esp. of the nose) turned up. [1830-40; < F, ptp. of retrousser, MF, equiv. to re- RE- + trousser to turn, tuck up; see TRUSS] * ...
retroversion
—retroverse /re"treuh verrs', re'treuh verrs"/, adj. —retroverted, adj. /re'treuh verr"zheuhn, -sheuhn/, n. 1. a looking or turning back. 2. the resulting state or ...
Retrovir
/re"troh vear'/, Pharm., Trademark. the international brand name for azidothymidine. Cf. AZT, zidovudine. * * *
retroviral
See retrovirus. * * *
retrovirus
—retroviral, adj. /re'treuh vuy"reuhs, re"treuh vuy'-/, n., pl. retroviruses. any of a family of single-stranded RNA viruses having a helical envelope and containing an enzyme ...
retrude
/ri troohd"/, v.t., retruded, retruding. Dentistry. to produce retrusion in. [1640-50; < L retrudere to thrust back, equiv. to re- RE- + trudere to thrust] * * *
retrusion
—retrusive /ri trooh"siv/, adj. /ri trooh"zheuhn, -sheuhn/, n. Dentistry. 1. the act of moving a tooth backward. 2. a condition characterized by the backward displacement of a ...
retry
v., retried, retrying. * * *
retsina
/ret"seuh neuh, ret see"neuh/; Gk. /rdde tsee"nah/, n. a strong, resinated white or red wine of Greece and Cyprus. [1935-40; < ModGk < ML resina RESIN] * * *
Rett syndrome
▪ pathology also called  cerebroatrophic hyperammonemia         rare progressive neurological disorder that causes mental retardation (intellectual disability), ...
Rettig Guissen, Raul
▪ 2001       Chilean lawyer and statesman (b. May 26, 1909, Temuco, Chile—d. April 30, 2000, Santiago, Chile), headed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission ...
retting
▪ fibre-separation process       process employing the action of bacteria and moisture on plants to dissolve or rot away much of the cellular tissues and gummy ...
Retton, Mary Lou
born Jan. 24, 1968, Fairmont, W.Va., U.S. U.S. gymnast. Retton began studying dance and acrobatics at age 4. At the 1984 Olympic Games she received perfect scores in her final ...
retune
v.t., retuned, retuning. * * *
returf
v.t. * * *
return
/ri terrn"/, v.i. 1. to go or come back, as to a former place, position, or state: to return from abroad; to return to public office; to return to work. 2. to revert to a former ...
return bend
a 180° bend, as in a plumbing pipe. * * *
Return of the Native, The
a novel (1878) by Thomas Hardy. * * *
return on assets
Accounting. the amount of profit computed by dividing net income before interest and taxes by the cost of assets, usually expressed as a percentage. Abbr.: ROA * * *
return on equity
Accounting. the amount of profit computed by dividing net income before taxes less preferred dividends by the value of stockholders' equity, usually expressed as a percentage. ...
return on investment
the amount of profit, before tax and after depreciation, from an investment made, usually expressed as a percentage of the original total cost invested. Abbr.: ROI * * *
return on net assets
Accounting. the amount of profit computed by dividing net income before interest and taxes by the cost of net assets, usually expressed as a percentage. Abbr.: RONA * * *
return receipt
a card bearing the signature of the recipient of registered postal matter, for return to the sender as proof of receipt. * * *
return their verdict
➡ juries * * *
return ticket
1. a ticket for the return portion of a trip. 2. Chiefly Brit. a round-trip ticket. [1840-50] * * *
return-cocked
/ri terrn"kokt'/, adj. (of a cock bead) situated at an angle or arris. * * *
return-flue boiler
/ri terrn"flooh"/ a fire-tube boiler having flues that collect the combustion gases at the end of the boiler opposite the fire door and pass them through the boiler to an uptake ...
returnable
—returnability, n. /ri terr"neuh beuhl/, adj. 1. that may be returned: returnable merchandise. 2. requiring a return, as a writ to the court from which it is issued. n. 3. a ...
returned man
Canadian. a member of the armed forces discharged in Canada after service overseas. [1910-15] * * *
returnee
/ri terr nee", -terr"nee/, n. 1. a person who has returned, as from travels or a long absence. 2. a person returning from overseas duty in the armed forces. [1940-45, Amer.; ...
returner
See return. * * *
retuse
/ri toohs", -tyoohs"/, adj. having an obtuse or rounded apex with a shallow notch, as leaves. [1745-55; < L retusus (ptp. of retundere to make blunt), equiv. to re- RE- + tud-, ...
retwine
v., retwined, retwining. * * *
retwist
v. * * *
retype
v.t., retyped, retyping. * * *
Retz
/rets/; Fr. /rddets/, n. 1. Gilles de Laval /zheel deuh lann vannl"/, Baron de, 1404?-40, French marshal: executed for child murder. 2. Jean François Paul de Gondi /zhahonn ...
Retz, Jean-François-Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de
▪ French priest born September 1613, Montmirail, France died August 24, 1679, Paris       one of the leaders of the aristocratic rebellion known as the Fronde (Fronde, ...
Retzius, Anders Adolf
▪ Swedish anatomist and anthropologist born Oct. 13, 1796, Lund, Swed. died April 18, 1860, Stockholm       anatomist and anthropologist who is best known for his ...
Retzius, Magnus Gustaf
▪ Swedish anatomist and anthropologist born Oct. 17, 1842, Stockholm died July 21, 1919, Stockholm       Swedish anatomist and anthropologist best-known for his studies ...
reub-
See reup-. * * *
Reuben
/rooh"beuhn/, n. 1. the eldest son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29, 30. 2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, the tribe traditionally descended from him. 3. See Reuben sandwich. 4. a ...
Reuben sandwich
a grilled sandwich of corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut on rye bread. [1965-70, Amer.; after Arnold Reuben (1883-1970), U.S. restaurateur who created it] * * *
Reubeni, David
▪ Jewish adventurer died after 1532       Jewish adventurer whose grandiose plans inspired the messianic visions of the martyr Solomon Molcho (Molcho, Solomon) (q.v.; ...
Reubenite
/rooh"beuh nuyt'/, n. a member of the tribe of Reuben. [REUBEN + -ITE1] * * *
Reuchlin
/rddoykh"leen, rddoykh leen"/, n. Johann /yoh"hahn/, 1455-1522, German humanist scholar. * * *
Reuchlin, Johannes
born Feb. 22, 1455, Pforzheim, Württemberg died June 6, 1522, Bad Liebnzell German humanist. After obtaining his law degree in 1481, he held court and judicial posts in ...
reudh-
Red, ruddy. Oldest form *ə₁reudh-. Derivatives include red, robust, corroborate, ruby, and rubric. I. O-grade form *roudh-. 1. a. red, from Old English rēad, red; b. ...
reug-
To vomit, belch; smoke, cloud. 1. reek, from Old English rēocan, to smoke, reek, and rēcan, to fumigate, from Germanic *reukan. 2. Suffixed zero-grade form *rug-to-. eruct, ...
Reumert, Poul
▪ Danish actor born March 26, 1883, Copenhagen, Den. died April 24, 1968, Copenhagen       Danish stage and film star, regarded for more than 50 years as one of the ...
reunify
v.t., reunified, reunifying. * * *
reunion
/ree yoohn"yeuhn/, n. 1. the act of uniting again. 2. the state of being united again. 3. a gathering of relatives, friends, or associates at regular intervals or after ...
Réunion
/ree yoohn"yeuhn/; Fr. /rdday yuu nyawonn"/, n. an island in the Indian Ocean, E of Madagascar: an overseas department of France. 692,204; 970 sq. mi. (2512 sq. km). Cap.: St. ...
reunionism
See reunionist. * * *
reunionist
—reunionism, n. —reunionistic, adj. /ree yoohn"yeuh nist/, n. a person who advocates the reunion of the Anglican Church with the Roman Catholic Church. [1865-70; REUNION + ...
reunionistic
See reunionism. * * *
reunite
—reunitable, adj. —reuniter, n. /ree'yooh nuyt"/, v.t., v.i., reunited, reuniting. to unite again, as after separation. [1585-95; < ML reunit(us) (ptp. of reunire), equiv. to ...
reup-
Also reub-. To snatch. Derivatives include bereave, rob, usurp, and bankrupt. I. Basic form *reub-. rip1, from Flemish rippen, to rip, from Germanic *rupjan. II. O-grade form ...
reupholster
v.t. * * *
reupholstery
n., pl. reupholsteries. * * *
reuptake
re·up·take (rē-ŭpʹtāk') n. The reabsorption of a neurotransmitter, such as serotonin or norepinephrine, by a neuron following impulse transmission across a synapse. * * *
Reus
Reus (rĕʹo͞os) A city of northeast Spain near the Mediterranean Sea west of Barcelona. Founded c. 13th century, it is a trade and industrial center. Population: 82,354. * * ...
reusability
n. * * *
reusable
adj.; reusableness, n. * * *
reuse
v., reused, reusing, n. * * *
reuseable
adj.; reuseableness, n. * * *
reused
/ree yoohzd"/, adj. noting wool that previously has been spun, woven, and used. [RE- + USED] * * *
Reuss
▪ historical principalities, Germany       two former German principalities, merged into Thuringia in 1920. In their final years they comprised two blocks, separated by ...
Reuter
/roy"teuhr/, n. Paul Julius, Baron de, 1816-99, English founder of an international news agency, born in Germany. * * *
Reuter, Ernst
▪ German politician born July 29, 1889, Apenrade, Ger. died Sept. 30, 1953, West Berlin, W.Ger.  leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. While mayor of post-World ...
Reuter, Fritz
▪ German author born Nov. 7, 1810, Stavenhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin [Germany] died July 12, 1874, Eisenach, Ger.       German novelist who helped to initiate the ...
Reuter, Paul Julius, Baron von
▪ German journalist original name  Israel Beer Josaphat   born July 21, 1816, Kassel, Electorate of Hesse [Germany] died Feb. 25, 1899, Nice, France  German-born founder of ...


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