verb (used with object), incinerated, incinerating.
to burn or reduce to ashes; cremate.

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

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

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Word Origin & History

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
It also might have mentioned what the cancer-causing pollutants from incineration are, and at what levels.
In addition, incineration releases other pollutants and also contributes to global warming.
Incineration, since it is a method of treatment rather than disposal, has several advantages over land disposal methods.
Arises naturally from thermonuclear incineration of a degenerate dwarf.
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