Ret meaning

rĕt
To moisten or soak (flax, for example) in order to soften and separate the fibers by partial rotting.
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To become so moistened or soaked.
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To dampen or soak (flax, hemp, timber, etc.) in water in order to separate the fibers from the woody tissue.
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Retail.
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Retain.
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Retired.
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Return(ed)
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To prepare (flax, hemp etc.) for further processing by soaking, which facilitates separation of fibers from the woody parts of the stem.
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(law) Abbreviation of retirement.
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Retired.
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Return.
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Origin of ret

  • Middle English reten probably from Middle Dutch reeten

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition