De*struc"tor (?), n. [L., from destruere. See Destroy, and cf. Destroyer.]

A destroyer. [R.]

Fire, the destructor and the artificial death of things.


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De*struct"or, n.

A furnace or oven for the burning or carbonizing of refuse; specif. (Sewage Disposal),

a furnace (called in full refuse destructor) in which the more solid constituents of sewage are burnt. Destructors are often so constructed as to utilize refuse as fuel.


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