incinerator

[in-sin-uh-rey-ter]

noun

a furnace or apparatus for burning trash, garbage, etc., to ashes.

Nearby words

  1. incidentally,
  2. incidentaloma,
  3. incienso,
  4. incinerate,
  5. incineration,
  6. incipience,
  7. incipiency,
  8. incipient,
  9. incipit,
  10. incircle

Origin of incinerator

First recorded in 1880–85; incinerate + -or2

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British Dictionary definitions for incinerator

incinerator

noun

a furnace or apparatus for incinerating something, esp refuse
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Word Origin and History for incinerator

incinerator

n.

1883, American English, originally in the terminology of cremation, from incinerate + Latinate agent noun suffix -or. Meaning "device for waste disposal by burning" is from 1889.

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