crematorium

noun
cre·​ma·​to·​ri·​um | \ ˌkrē-mə-ˈtȯr-ē-əm How to pronounce crematorium (audio) , ˌkre- \
plural crematoria\ ˌkrē-​mə-​ˈtȯr-​ē-​ə How to pronounce crematorium (audio) , ˌkre-​ \ or crematoriums

Definition of crematorium

: an establishment or structure in which the bodies of the dead are cremated He had two funerals in the morning, both bodies due for the crematorium afterward …— Jack Higgins The depositions enabled the commission to gather further evidence from coroners and from the files in morgues, mortuaries and crematoriums.— Alfred Stepan

Examples of crematorium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The exhibit, which dives into the history of cremation and misconceptions about the industry, is contained inside a replica of the first crematorium built in America. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 13 May 2022 The news from friends and relatives grew chilling: The Russians had a mobile crematorium, allegedly driving through the streets of Mariupol to burn the bodies of the dead. Vivian Salama, WSJ, 21 Apr. 2022 Spoke on saving the county grounds, advocated for neighborhood during the crematorium controversy, fought to preserve the log cabin and advocate for equality, including respect for law enforcement and fire/EMS. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Apr. 2022 In the film, a filmmaker on assignment follows a crematorium worker and an old woman in the ancient city of Banaras with his camera. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 13 Mar. 2022 Eight years later, a report from a public university investigation center showed that what officially had been a jail in the border city of Piedras Negras, was actually a Zetas command center and crematorium. MarÍa Verza, ajc, 28 Feb. 2022 In Kyiv, ashes of the dead are piling up at the main crematorium because so many relatives have left, leaving urns unclaimed. Andrea Rosa, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Mar. 2022 In the capital of Kyiv, ashes of the dead are piling up at the main crematorium because so many relatives have left, leaving urns unclaimed. Nebi Qena And Andrea Rosa, chicagotribune.com, 25 Mar. 2022 In the capital, Kyiv, ashes of the dead are piling up at the main crematorium because so many relatives have left, leaving urns unclaimed. Nebi Qena And Andrea Rosa, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of crematorium

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Crematorium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crematorium. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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crematorium

noun
cre·​ma·​to·​ri·​um | \ ˌkrē-mə-ˈtōr-ē-əm, ˌkrem-ə-, -ˈtȯr- How to pronounce crematorium (audio) \
plural crematoriums or crematoria\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce crematorium (audio) \

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