in·​cin·​er·​a·​tor in-ˈsi-nə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce incinerator (audio)
: one that incinerates
especially : a furnace or a container for incinerating waste materials

Examples of incinerator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some activists in the area, including Earth Justice and Florida Rising, want to get rid of the incinerator altogether. Ashley Miznazi, Miami Herald, 7 May 2024 Completed in 1925, the incinerator at 821 N. B St. was hailed as a system that adopted cutting-edge technology to dispose of residents’ garbage, according to The Sacramento Bee’s archives from its opening. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 30 May 2024 Half went to landfills and waste incinerators, seven stopped pinging at transfer stations that don’t recycle or sort plastic bags, six last pinged at the store where they were dropped off, and three ended up in Indonesia and Malaysia, where some U.S. trash is shipped for processing. Paul Rogers, The Mercury News, 22 May 2024 Higher costs are a particular challenge for Solid Waste as the department faces higher garbage-hauling fees following the fire that last year shut down the county’s trash incinerator in Doral. Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald, 7 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for incinerator 

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of incinerator was in 1883

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“Incinerator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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in·​cin·​er·​a·​tor in-ˈsin-ə-ˌrāt-ər How to pronounce incinerator (audio)
: a furnace or a container for burning waste materials

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