, past participle of cremare 'to burn up, cremate'
MXto burn the body of a dead person at a funeral ceremony
—cremationnoun [uncountable and countable]
WORD FOCUS: die WORD FOCUS: die a ceremony for someone who has died:funerala ceremony at which someone who has died is buried or burned burialwhen someone's body is put into the ground cremationwhen someone's body is burned hearsea large car that takes the body to the funeral coffina box in which someone is buried or carried to the funeral gravethe place where someone is buried graveyard/cemeteryan area where dead people are buried undertakersomeone who arranges funerals the mournersthe people at a funeraldie ➔ See alsodie
Definition of cremate from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within the topic DEATH