incinerate

[in-sin-uh-reyt]
verb (used with object), incinerated, incinerating.
to burn or reduce to ashes; cremate.

Origin:
1545–55; < Medieval Latin incinerātus (past participle of incinerāre) < Latin in- in-2 + ciner- (stem of cinis) ashes + -ātus -ate1

incineration, noun
unincinerated, adjective
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incinerate (ɪnˈsɪnəˌreɪt)
 
vb
to burn up completely; reduce to ashes
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin incinerāre, from Latin in-² + cinis ashes]
 
inciner'ation
 
n

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incinerate
1555, from M.L. incineratus "reduce to ashes," pp. of incinerare, from L. in- "into" + cinis (gen. cineris) "ashes." Incinerator first recorded 1883, originally in the Amer.Eng. terminology of cremation; meaning "device for waste disposal by burning" is from 1889.
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Example sentences
To incinerate some materials, extra fuel needs to be added.
Power and violence, a larger club or sharper sword, as if the ability to
  incinerate whole cities is an admirable pursuit.
Some recycling businesses will remove the steel frame and then landfill or
  incinerate the remaining parts of the mattress.
Used oil cannot be incinerated, except at a facility authorized to incinerate
  hazardous wastes.
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