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shredder

noun [C] uk   /ˈʃred.ər/ us    //
a tool or machine that is used for cutting things into very small pieces: a paper/document/vegetable shredder Much of the documentary evidence against her had been put through the shredder before she was arrested.Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores
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