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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.
Origin of cremate
1870-1875
1870-75; < Latin cremātus past participle of cremāre to burn to ashes; see -ate1
Related forms
cremation
[kri-mey-shuh n] /krɪˈmeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
uncremated, adjective
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cremate

/krɪˈmeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to burn up (something, esp a corpse) and reduce to ash
Derived Forms
cremation, noun
cremationism, noun
cremationist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin cremāre
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v.

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

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