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cre·mate / ˈkrēˌmāt; kriˈmāt/ • v. [tr.] (usu. be cremated) dispose of (a dead person's body) by burning it to ashes, typically after a funeral ceremony. ∎ to burn (something), typically food. DERIVATIVES: cre·ma·tion / kriˈmāshən/ n. cre·ma·tor / -mātər/ n.

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cremate XIX. f. pp. stem of L. cremāre, or back-formation from cremation XVII.
So crematorium XIX.

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