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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: 1514


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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

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mortuary

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

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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