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cremate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Death
crematecre‧mate /krəˈmeɪt $ ˈkriːmeɪt/ verb [transitive]  MXBURNto burn the body of a dead person at a funeral ceremonycremation /krɪˈmeɪʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable]
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Examples from the Corpus
cremateMy dad had recently been cremated.Told me if he died, have him cremated.Then their bodies were cremated at night to conceal the evidence.I've since bought a proper gold band to replace the make-do ring, but Peter was cremated in his.The dead have ritually been interred in pyramids, cremated on burning pyres, and sunk beneath the oceans' waves.Even when remains are cremated, the ashes are often placed in an urn and buried.Here, the dead were cremated to enable their souls to ascend to the light.On the orders of Abakumov the body was cremated without a post-mortem.
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Verb table
cremate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycremate
he, she, itcremates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycremated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cremated
he, she, ithas cremated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cremated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cremate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cremated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cremating
he, she, itis cremating
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you, we, theyare cremating
Past
I, he, she, itwas cremating
you, we, theywere cremating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cremating
he, she, ithas been cremating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cremating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cremating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cremating
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