from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who, or that which, disintegrates.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A machine for grinding or pulverizing by percussion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which disintegrates; specifically, a machine for pulverizing, crushing, or breaking up various kinds of materials.
- n. See sand-mixer.
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Armed with this knowledge and with the "disintegrator," a device invented by Edison which is capable of reducing to atoms any substance at which it is aimed, the nations of the world pool their resources and launch an invasion of Mars across interplanetary space.
Gort is an impressive sight: smooth and silvered, eight feet tall, and with a disintegrator ray where his eyes should be.
Tall, strong, silent, able to destroy the earth and resurrect the dead (sort of) and shoot disintegrator rays from his cyclopean eye, I would say the classical Gort space robot. on a scale of one to Awesome, is an eleven.
Quickly adapting these devices into disintegrator weapons, they conquer the surface world, sparing only those who resemble them.
He stuck one end imperceptibly into the desktop disintegrator then offered it to his guest, who waved a polite no thanks.
Even if we feel tempted to call him the disintegrator of the musical atom, this name does not do justice to the wonderful emotional world he has discovered.
Multi-dimensional "Wrongness of Space" anomaly attacks our system, alien menaces and mad scientists pop out of every wrinkle of time and space, flying around (some will say chaotically) in droves, driving the serial to its bang-up finish - incomparable Edmond Hamilton destroying the planets Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus with an atomic disintegrator ray in his "Armageddon in Space".
We do however get the first examples of Aliens building the Pyramids and disintegrator guns.
Six years ago she'd been in competition for a Nobel prize, for research into the charge suppression effect in the Slaver disintegrator.
However there was still the faintly shimmering spot on the front screen showing the large hostile ship whose disintegrator shot had missed the Orla by only a few hundred feet.