ret

verb
\ ˈret How to pronounce ret (audio) \
retted; retting

Definition of ret

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to soak (something, such as flax or hemp) to loosen the fiber from the woody tissue

intransitive verb

: to become retted

Definition of ret (Entry 2 of 2)

retired

First Known Use of ret

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for ret

Verb

Middle English, from Middle Dutch

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“Ret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ret. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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