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 Mourners lined the entrance to a cemetery in the city as the hearse carrying her body arrived and was taken to a crematorium where more people had gathered. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "Myanmar pro-democracy protesters call for national strike," 21 Feb. 2021 In Zittau, a city in the southeastern part of the state, the mayor announced Tuesday evening that bodies would have to be stored outside the crematorium. Washington Post, "With the virus raging, Europeans grudgingly accept the dashed hopes of Christmas," 24 Dec. 2020 Soon after networks called the race for Biden, Giuliani appeared outside a Philadelphia landscaping company, nestled between a crematorium and an adult film store, to declare that the president wouldn’t concede. Fortune, "Rudy Giuliani tests positive for COVID-19 amid election-results challenges," 7 Dec. 2020 Soon after networks called the race for Biden, Giuliani appeared outside a Philadelphia landscaping company, nestled between a crematorium and an adult film store, to declare that the president wouldn’t concede. Fortune, "Rudy Giuliani tests positive for COVID-19 amid election-results challenges," 7 Dec. 2020 Soon after networks called the race for Biden, Giuliani appeared outside a Philadelphia landscaping company, nestled between a crematorium and an adult film store, to declare that the president wouldn’t concede. Fortune, "Rudy Giuliani tests positive for COVID-19 amid election-results challenges," 7 Dec. 2020 Soon after networks called the race for Biden, Giuliani appeared outside a Philadelphia landscaping company, nestled between a crematorium and an adult film store, to declare that the president wouldn’t concede. Fortune, "Rudy Giuliani tests positive for COVID-19 amid election-results challenges," 7 Dec. 2020 Against the wishes of his family, his body was being rushed not to a cemetery, but to a crematorium. The Economist, "Sri Lanka is forcibly cremating Muslims who die of covid-19," 30 Dec. 2020 Soon after networks called the race for Biden, Giuliani appeared outside a Philadelphia landscaping company, nestled between a crematorium and an adult film store, to declare that the president wouldn’t concede. Fortune, "Rudy Giuliani tests positive for COVID-19 amid election-results challenges," 7 Dec. 2020

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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 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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