Cremate



[kree-meyt] /ˈkri meɪt/

verb (used with object), cremated, cremating.
1.
to reduce (a dead body) to ashes by fire, especially as a funeral rite.
2.
to consume by fire; burn.
/krɪˈmeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to burn up (something, esp a corpse) and reduce to ash
v.

1874, a back-formation from cremation. Related: Cremated; cremating.

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