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Dictionary entry overview: What does retaliation mean?
• RETALIATION (noun)
The noun RETALIATION has 1 sense:
1. action taken in return for an injury or offense
Familiarity information: RETALIATION used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Action taken in return for an injury or offense
Nouns denoting acts or actions
Hypernyms ("retaliation" is a kind of...):
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "retaliation"):
reprisal (a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime)
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