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destructor (s) (noun), destructors (pl)
1. A furnace or oven for the burning or carbonizing of refuse.
2. A furnace or "a full refuse destructor" in which the more solid constituents of sewage are burnt.
3. Destructors are often constructed so as to utilize refuse as fuel.

The first known example of a systematic incineration of urban solid wastes; a system burning mixed waste and producing steam to generate electricity, was put into operation in Nottingham, England in 1874.

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Orca destructor
A killer whale.
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