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mortuarymor‧tu‧a‧ry1 /ˈmɔːtʃuəri $ ˈmɔːrtʃueri/ noun (plural mortuaries) [countable]  1 British EnglishMX a building or room, for example in a hospital, where dead bodies are kept before they are buried or cremated syn morgue2 American EnglishMX the place where a body is kept before a funeral and where the funeral is sometimes held
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mortuaryThe next day she located his body at a mortuary.Most of those are autopsied and then released to a mortuary in a relatively short period of time.The body was taken to the city mortuary.The remains of a few victims were taken to a makeshift mortuary in a hangar at Schiphol.They also send a hearse to carry the body to the funeral home or mortuary.If the person dies in hospital the family will need to collect the body from the mortuary.I joined her in the mortuary.An earlier announcement named the wrong mortuary.
Related topics: Death
mortuarymortuary2 adjective [only before noun]  formalMX connected with death or funerals a mortuary urn
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mortuaryScathach had entered the mortuary house.There are a number of cemeteries where the details of the mortuary ritual varies considerably.A funeral director's licence needed a degree and two year's mortuary service following a one-year apprenticeship.His body rested in his tomb and his cult was celebrated in his mortuary temple.a mortuary urn
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