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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of cremare 'to burn up, cremate'

cremate

verb
     
Related topics: Death
cre‧mate [transitive]
MX to burn the body of a dead person at a funeral ceremony
cremation noun [uncountable and countable]
WORD FOCUS: die WORD FOCUS: die
a ceremony for someone who has died: funeral a ceremony at which someone who has died is buried or burned
burial
when someone's body is put into the ground
cremation
when someone's body is burned
hearse
a large car that takes the body to the funeral
coffin
a box in which someone is buried or carried to the funeral
grave
the place where someone is buried
graveyard
/cemetery an area where dead people are buried
undertaker
someone who arranges funerals
the mourners
the people at a funeral
die

See also
die

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