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EtymologyEdit

From retaliate +‎ -ion.

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  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˌtæliˈeɪʃən/

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retaliation (usually uncountable, plural retaliations)

  1. Violent or otherwise punitive response to an act of harm or perceived injustice; a hitting back; revenge.
    • 2009 January 13, “`Never again,' says survivor”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      Hamas knew there would be massive retaliations.

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