Retting



verb (used with object), retted, retting.
1.
to soak in water or expose to moisture, as flax or hemp, to facilitate the removal of the fiber from the woody tissue by partial rotting.
verb rets, retting, retted
1.
(transitive) to moisten or soak (flax, hemp, jute, etc) to promote bacterial action in order to facilitate separation of the fibres from the woody tissue by beating
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Reticulum (constellation)

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