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retaliatory

adjective
 
 
/rɪˈtæliətəri/ US   /rɪˈtæliətɔri/
used to describe an action that is intended to harm someone who has done something to harm you: retaliatory action/measures/sanctions The bill ends tax subsidies for US exporters that caused retaliatory action by Europe.
Translations of “retaliatory”
in Chinese (Traditional) 報復的, 回擊的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 报复的, 回击的…
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