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ret

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verb \ˈret\

Definition of ret

retted

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retting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to soak (something, such as flax or hemp) to loosen the fiber from the woody tissue

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become retted

Origin and Etymology of ret

Middle English, from Middle Dutch


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ret

abbreviation

Definition of ret

  1. retired

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