cre·​ma·​to·​ri·​um | \ˌkrē-mə-ˈtȯr-ē-əm, ˌkre-\
plural crematoriums or crematoria\ ˌkrē-​mə-​ˈtȯr-​ē-​ə , ˌkre-​ \

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The Lang'ata crematorium is seeing a gradual rise in activity with at least one person now cremated weekly, said Maina Nderitu, an official there. Rodney Muhumuza, Fox News, "Africa slowly turning to cremations, though long taboo," 26 May 2018 One group of refugees had come from a train likely bound for Dachau’s crematorium in the final days of the war. Emanuella Grinberg, Smithsonian, "When a Bavarian Monastery Provided a Home to Jewish Refugees," 11 July 2018 Cuba’s nine crematoriums handle a tenth of the 99,000 people who die each year. The Economist, "Cuba’s funerals: cheap and especially uncheerful," 28 June 2018 Last year, the United States accused Syria of executing thousands of imprisoned political opponents and burning their bodies in a crematorium., "This day in history," 14 May 2018 Plot is as untidy as life, and consequences crumble like so much ash in a crematoriumThe film opens in the middle of a conversation. Barbara Vandenburgh, azcentral, "Grief rips through family in ‘Love After Love’ with Andie MacDowell, Chris O'Dowd," 19 Apr. 2018 All of these trails converge at the smoking makeshift crematorium, where a casual killer is determined to protect an ugly secret. Robert Anglen, azcentral, "C.J. Box delivers slow-burn environmental thriller in new Joe Pickett mystery," 23 Mar. 2018 In one spot, near the front wall along Franklin Street, the temperature soared to 3600 degrees, twice as hot as in a crematorium. Sean Flynn, Esquire, "The Perfect Fire," 9 Mar. 2017 Other groups, some speaking Hebrew and others Spanish, spent quiet minutes standing outside a building which once stored the gas chamber and still has the ovens used as a crematorium. Wojciech Moskwa,, "Lessons of Auschwitz Get Blurred in Poland," 2 Mar. 2018

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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cre·​ma·​to·​ri·​um | \ˌkrē-mə-ˈtōr-ē-əm, ˌkrem-ə-, -ˈtȯr- \
plural crematoriums or crematoria\ -​ē-​ə \

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