Definition of cremate
: to reduce (as a dead body) to ashes by burning
cremationplay \kri-ˈmā-shən\ noun
Examples of cremate in a sentence
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
Definition of cremate for English Language Learners
: to burn (the body of a person who has died)
CREMATE Defined for Kids
Definition of cremate for Students
: to burn (as a dead body) to ashes
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