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cremate

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verb cre·mate \ˈkrē-ˌmāt, kri-ˈ\

Simple Definition of cremate

  • : to burn (the body of a person who has died)

Full Definition of cremate

cre·mat·edcre·mat·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to reduce (as a dead body) to ashes by burning

cre·ma·tion play \kri-ˈmā-shən\ noun

Examples of cremate

  1. He wants to be cremated when he dies.



Origin of cremate

Latin crematus, past participle of cremare to burn up, cremate


First Known Use: 1874

Rhymes with cremate

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CREMATE Defined for Kids

cremate

play
verb cre·mate \ˈkrē-ˌmāt\

Definition of cremate

cre·mat·edcre·mat·ing

  1. :  to burn (as a dead body) to ashes

cre·ma·tion \kri-ˈmā-shən\ noun



Medical Dictionary

cremate

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transitive verb cre·mate \ˈkrē-ˌmāt, kri-ˈ\

Medical Definition of cremate

cre·mat·edcre·mat·ing

  1. :  to reduce (as a dead body) to ashes by burning

  2. cre·ma·tion \kri-ˈmā-shən\play noun




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