crematory

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noun cre·ma·to·ry \ˈkrē-mə-ˌtȯr-ē, ˈkre-\

Definition of crematory

plural

crematories

  1. :  a furnace for cremating; also :  an establishment containing such a furnace

crematory

adjective

1876

First Known Use of crematory

1876


CREMATORY Defined for English Language Learners

crematory

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noun cre·ma·to·ry \ˈkrē-mə-ˌtȯr-ē, ˈkre-\

Definition of crematory for English Language Learners

  • : a place where the bodies of dead people are cremated


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crematory

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noun cre·ma·to·ry \ˈkrē-mə-ˌtōr-ē, ˈkrem-ə-, -ˌtȯr-\

Medical Definition of crematory

plural

crematories

  1. :  a furnace for cremating; also :  an establishment containing such a furnace

crematory

adjective

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