crematorium

[kree-muh-tawr-ee-uhm, -tohr-, krem-uh-]
noun, plural crematoriums, crematoria [kree-muh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] .
a crematory.

Origin:
1875–80; Latinization of crematory; see -tory2

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crematorium (ˌkrɛməˈtɔːrɪəm)
 
n , pl -riums, -ria
(Brit) a building in which corpses are cremated

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crematorium
1880, as if from L. *crematorius, from cremator-, stem of cremare (see cremation).
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Example sentences
Some deliver packages to the crematorium instead of the creamery.
They are considering using crematorium heat to also warm up the family members
  of the deceased.
Even the crematorium with its brick chimney does not stand out in his memory.
Apply for a permit to set up and operate a crematorium.
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