cremate

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verb cre·mate \ˈkrē-ˌmāt, kri-ˈmāt\

Definition of cremate

cremated

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cremating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to reduce to ashes by burning cremate a dead body

cremation

play \kri-ˈmā-shən\ noun

Examples of cremate in a sentence

  1. He wants to be cremated when he dies.

Origin and Etymology of cremate

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


First Known Use: 1874


CREMATE Defined for English Language Learners

cremate

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verb cre·mate \ˈkrē-ˌmāt, kri-ˈmāt\

Definition of cremate for English Language Learners

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


CREMATE Defined for Kids

cremate

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verb cre·mate \ˈkrē-ˌmāt\

Definition of cremate for Students

cremated

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cremating

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

cremation

\kri-ˈmā-shən\ noun

Medical Dictionary

cremate

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

Medical Definition of cremate

cremated

;

cremating

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

cremation

\kri-ˈmā-shən\play noun


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