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destructor

[ dih-struhk-ter ]
/ dɪˈstrʌk tər /
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noun
British. a furnace for the burning of refuse; incinerator.
Rocketry. a destruct mechanism or device for destroying an off-course airborne missile or launch vehicle.
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Origin of destructor

1685–95; <Late Latin dēstructor, equivalent to Latin dēstruc- variant stem of dēstruere (see destruction) + -tor-tor
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British Dictionary definitions for destructor

destructor
/ (dɪˈstrʌktə) /

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