retort
1. [ verb ] answer back
Synonyms: return rejoin come_back riposte repay
Related terms: answer rejoinder
2. [ noun ] a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
Synonyms: comeback return riposte counter replication rejoinder
Examples:

"it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

Related terms: reply sass counter return
3. [ noun ] a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat
Related terms: vessel alembic still
Similar spelling:   reiterate