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crematory

[kree-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, krem-uh-] /ˈkri məˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈkrɛm ə-/
noun, plural crematories.
1.
a place, as a funeral establishment, at which cremation is done.
2.
a furnace for cremating.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to cremation.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; cremate + -ory2
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Examples from the web for crematory
  • In the dark, low-ceilinged crematory, the president shifted his weight from foot to foot restlessly and did not stay for long.
  • However, the casket must meet the cemetery or crematory's standards and must take into consideration the size of the body.
  • Before accepting human remains, the crematory must verify that identification is attached to the cremation container.
  • All personnel who operate the crematory shall be familiar with the operating procedures.
  • The crematory authority, however, shall keep a permanent record identifying the site of final disposition.
  • The licensed crematory should report the cremations on their crematory quarterly report form.
British Dictionary definitions for crematory

crematory

/ˈkrɛmətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to cremation or crematoriums
noun (pl) -ries
2.
another word (esp US) for crematorium
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Word Origin and History for crematory
n.

1876, the nativized form of crematorium. From 1884 as an adjective.

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