verb (used with object)
to reduce (a dead body) to ashes by fire, especially as a funeral rite.
to consume by fire; burn.
past participle of
to burn to ashes; see
) to burn up (something, esp a corpse) and reduce to ash
[C19: from Latin
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Some families believe in burial, others go for cremation.
Families should make these arrangements with a funeral provider or cremation office.
Any item or service obtained from a funeral home or cremation office will be at the families expense.
Direct cremation: the disposition of human remains by cremation without a formal viewing, visitation, or ceremony.
Before accepting human remains, the crematory must verify that identification is attached to the cremation container.
During the cremation, the contents of the chamber may be moved to facilitate incineration.
In cremation the body of the deceased is burned in a special oven.
Thus, cremation is of no overall help with pollution from this source.