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mortuary

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adjective mor·tu·ary \ˈmȯr-chə-ˌwer-ē, -chü-ˌer-\

Definition of mortuary

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the burial of the dead

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of death

Examples of mortuary in a Sentence

  1. the huge department store's mortuary atmosphere in its sad, last weeks of operation

Origin and Etymology of mortuary

Latin mortuarius of the dead, from mortuus dead


First Known Use: 15th century


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mortuary

noun mor·tu·ary

Definition of mortuary

plural

mortuaries

  1. :  a place in which dead bodies are kept until burial; especially :  funeral home

1865

First Known Use of mortuary

1865


MORTUARY Defined for English Language Learners

mortuary

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adjective

Definition of mortuary for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to death or burial


Medical Dictionary

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mortuary

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adjective mor·tu·ary \ˈmȯr-chə-ˌwer-ē\

Medical Definition of mortuary

  1. 1:  of or relating to the burial of the dead

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or characteristic of death


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mortuary

noun mor·tu·ary

Medical Definition of mortuary

plural

mortuaries

  1. :  a place in which dead bodies are kept and prepared for burial or cremation



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