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retaliatory

adjective uk   /rɪˈtæl.i.ə.tər.i/  us   /-tɔːr.i/
A retaliatory action is one that is harmful to someone who has done something to harm you: retaliatory measures He urged people not to resort to retaliatory violence.
Translations of “retaliatory”
in Chinese (Traditional) 報復的, 回擊的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 报复的, 回击的…
(Definition of retaliatory from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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