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destructor

[dih-struhk-ter] /dɪˈstrʌk tər/
noun
1.
British. a furnace for the burning of refuse; incinerator.
2.
Rocketry. a destruct mechanism or device for destroying an off-course airborne missile or launch vehicle.
Origin of destructor
1685-1695
1685-95; < Late Latin dēstructor, equivalent to Latin dēstruc- variant stem of dēstruere (see destruction) + -tor -tor
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destructor

/dɪˈstrʌktə/
noun
1.
a furnace or incinerator for the disposal of refuse, esp one that uses the resulting heat to generate power
2.
a device used to blow up a dangerously defective missile or rocket after launching
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