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destructor

[dih-struhk-ter] /dɪˈstrʌk tər/
noun
1.
British. a furnace for the burning of refuse; incinerator.
2.
Rocketry. a destruct mechanism or device for destroying an off-course airborne missile or launch vehicle.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; < Late Latin dēstructor, equivalent to Latin dēstruc- variant stem of dēstruere (see destruction) + -tor -tor
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  • destructor upholds the no-throw exception-safety guarantee.
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destructor

/dɪˈstrʌktə/
noun
1.
a furnace or incinerator for the disposal of refuse, esp one that uses the resulting heat to generate power
2.
a device used to blow up a dangerously defective missile or rocket after launching
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destructor in Technology
programming
A function provided by a class in C++ and some other object-oriented languages to delete an object, the inverse of a constructor.
(1998-04-28)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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