- a furnace or apparatus for burning trash, garbage, etc., to ashes.
Origin of incinerator
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Examples from the Web for incinerator
What if he killed himself and there is no body--he threw himself in an incinerator?Was Shutting Down Boston Really a Good Idea?
April 19, 2013
One, a twin, was burned in an incinerator in the backyard after allegedly dying from respiratory problems at birth.My Life in the Dungeon
Barbie Latza Nadeau
March 17, 2009
I'll throw it in the incinerator now, she thought, before I straighten the apartment.
The incinerator chute was at the rear of the hall, next to the service stairs.
He made rough sketches of the incinerator on the back of an envelope.
"Ah yes, I'd forgotten about the incinerator," he exclaimed.
Just wait until we get these papers in the incinerator, panted Julia.The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong
- a furnace or apparatus for incinerating something, esp refuse
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Word Origin and History for incinerator
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