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English definition of “garbage disposal”

garbage disposal

noun [C]    /ˈɡɑr·bɪdʒ dɪˌspoʊ·zəl/
an electrical device attached under a kitchen sink that cuts unwanted food into very small pieces so that it can be washed away with water
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