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
The perpetrators attempted to cremate the bodies, but the investigators found
  bone fragments and teeth at the cremation site.
In order to cremate the next of kin should make a contract with the cremation
  service.
The crematory is permitted to cremate exclusively non-infectious animal remains
  in containers not containing chlorine.
To avoid the possibility of litigation, his cemetery does not cremate unless it
  is secures proper authorization from the family.
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