cremate

[kree-meyt]
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.

Origin:
1870–75; < Latin cremātus past participle of cremāre to burn to ashes; see -ate1

cremation [kri-mey-shuhn] , noun
uncremated, adjective
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cremate (krɪˈmeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to burn up (something, esp a corpse) and reduce to ash
 
[C19: from Latin cremāre]
 
cre'mation
 
n
 
cre'mationism
 
n
 
cre'mationist
 
n

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cremate
1874, a back-formation from (see cremation). Related: Cremated (1874).
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Example sentences
Many are the deformed spirits of people who weren't properly cremated, some no
  larger than your thumb.
Most of the dogs were cremated, while many of the smaller animals are buried on
  the property.
If you are transporting cremated remains, you may take them on board as long as
  you allow them to go through the airport scanner.
By this time, the body had already been cremated after an autopsy had been
  performed and dental records preserved.
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