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cremains

[kri-meynz] /krɪˈmeɪnz/
plural noun
1.
the ashes of a cremated corpse.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; blend of cremate and remains
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Examples from the web for cremains
  • Some find that diamonds from cremains make a gem of a keepsake.
  • From one to four cremains will be allowed on a single gravesite.
  • Yes, two adult-sized caskets along with two cremains are the maximum allowable in any one burial plot.
  • Cremation is considered final disposition and no other forms will be necessary to transport cremains.
  • These are the add alternates for the cremains niche facilities.
Slang definitions & phrases for cremains

cremains

noun

The remains of a cremated body (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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