destructor

noun de·struc·tor \ də̇ˈstrəktə(r) , dēˈ- \

Definition of destructor

plural -s
1 :a furnace or oven for the burning of refuse :incinerator
2 a :a device for destroying a missile or a part thereof at a desired time in its flight
b :an explosive device for enabling quick destruction of matériel to prevent its falling into the hands of the enemy

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Origin and Etymology of destructor

Late Latin destructor destroyer, from Latin destructus + -or


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