Cremation



[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
n.

1620s, from Latin cremationem (nominative crematio), noun of action from past participle stem of cremare “to burn, consume by fire” (also used of the dead), from PIE *krem-, extended form of root *ker- “heat, fire” (see carbon).
v.

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

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Cremationist

    [kri-mey-shuh-nist] /krɪˈmeɪ ʃə nɪst/ noun 1. a person who advocates cremation instead of burial of the dead.

  • Cremator

    [kree-mey-ter] /ˈkri meɪ tər/ noun 1. a person who cremates. 2. a furnace for cremating dead bodies. 3. an incinerator, as for garbage. /krɪˈmeɪtə/ noun 1. (Brit) a furnace for cremating corpses Also called (esp US) cinerator 2. a person who operates such a furnace



  • Crematoria

    [kree-muh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-, krem-uh-] /ˌkri məˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌkrɛm ə-/ noun, plural crematoriums, crematoria [kree-muh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /ˌkri məˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA) 1. a crematory. /ˌkrɛməˈtɔːrɪəm/ noun (pl) -riums, -ria (-rɪə) 1. (Brit) a building in which corpses are cremated n. plural of Modern Latin crematorium (see crematorium). n. 1880, from Latin cremator-, […]

  • Crematorium

    [kree-muh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-, krem-uh-] /ˌkri məˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌkrɛm ə-/ noun, plural crematoriums, crematoria [kree-muh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /ˌkri məˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA) 1. a crematory. /ˌkrɛməˈtɔːrɪəm/ noun (pl) -riums, -ria (-rɪə) 1. (Brit) a building in which corpses are cremated n. 1880, from Latin cremator-, stem of cremare (see cremation) + -orium (see […]



Disclaimer: Cremation definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.