Definition of cremate
: to reduce to ashes by burning cremate a dead body
cremationplay \kri-ˈmā-shən\ noun
Examples of cremate in a Sentence
He wants to be cremated when he dies.
Recent Examples of cremate from the Web
The bodies were cremated, their ashes scattered at sea.
Smith's remains were cremated in Minnesota, the records said.
When development of Pudong finally began, these pictures saved my great-grandmother’s remains from being cremated.
The court's decision comes after a three-year legal battle between disciples of the sect and Dalip Kumar Jha — who claims to be Maharaj's son, and is fighting to cremate the body in line with Hindu custom.
The nephew of an 83-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against Huntsville's Nelms Memorial Funeral Home, alleging her body was wrongfully cremated before her family could gather to say goodbye.
The man who cremated Tupac retired immediately afterward.
By then, Henthorn had already cremated Toni - a decision which added to the list of red flags for the Bertolets.
His body cremated, Clay's remains were brought to a memorial park in Goyangsi, not too far from the orphanage Clay left in the early 1980s to begin his new life in America.
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Origin and Etymology of cremate
Latin crematus, past participle of cremare to burn up, cremate
First Known Use: 1874See Words from the same year
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Definition of cremate for English Language Learners
: to burn (the body of a person who has died)
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Definition of cremate for Students
: to burn (as a dead body) to ashes
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