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mortuary

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adjective mor·tu·ary \ˈmȯr-chə-ˌwer-ē, -chü-ˌer-\

Simple Definition of mortuary

  • : of or relating to death or burial

Full Definition of mortuary

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the burial of the dead

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of death

Examples of mortuary

  1. <the huge department store's mortuary atmosphere in its sad, last weeks of operation>



Origin of mortuary

Latin mortuarius of the dead, from mortuus dead


First Known Use: 1514

Rhymes with mortuary

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mortuary

noun mor·tu·ary

Definition of mortuary

plural mortuar·ies

  1. :  a place in which dead bodies are kept until burial; especially :  funeral home



1865

First Known Use of mortuary

1865



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