cremate

verb cre·mate \ ˈkrē-ˌmāt , kri-ˈmāt \

Definition of cremate

cremated; cremating
transitive verb
: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.

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Origin and Etymology of cremate

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


CREMATE Defined for English Language Learners

cremate

verb

Definition of cremate for English Language Learners

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


CREMATE Defined for Kids

cremate

verb cre·mate \ ˈkrē-ˌmāt \

Definition of cremate for Students

cremated; cremating
:to burn (as a dead body) to ashes

cremation

\kri-ˈmā-shən\ noun

Medical Dictionary

cremate

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

medical Definition of cremate

cremated; cremating
:to reduce (as a dead body) to ashes by burning

cremation

play \kri-ˈmā-shən\ noun


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