incinerator

[ in-sin-uh-rey-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF incinerator
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INCINERATOR

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.

"Take this carrion out and stuff it in the incinerator," he ordered.

He tried to picture Buck weeping near the incinerator, and failed.

There was another explosion—one had landed in our incinerator!

The sputum is from there thrown into receptacles containing sawdust, taken to the incinerator and burned twice daily.

All the cups are carefully tied up in newspaper by the nurse or the patient before they are sent to the incinerator.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INCINERATOR

furnace

nounheating mechanism
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