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crematorium

[kree-muh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-, krem-uh-] /ˌkri məˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌkrɛm ə-/
noun, plural crematoriums, crematoria
[kree-muh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /ˌkri məˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a crematory.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; Latinization of crematory; see -tory2
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crematorium

/ˌkrɛməˈtɔːrɪəm/
noun (pl) -riums, -ria (-rɪə)
1.
(Brit) a building in which corpses are cremated
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Word Origin and History for crematoria
n.

plural of Modern Latin crematorium (see crematorium).

crematorium

n.

1880, from Latin cremator-, stem of cremare (see cremation) + -orium (see -ory).

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