Definition of Cremate

1. Verb. Reduce to ashes. "Sam cannot cremate Sue "; "Cremate a corpse"

Generic synonyms: Burn, Burn Down, Fire
Derivative terms: Cremation



Definition of Cremate

1. v. t. To burn; to reduce to ashes by the action of fire, either directly or in an oven or retort; to incremate or incinerate; as, to cremate a corpse, instead of burying it.

Definition of Cremate

1. Verb. (transitive) to burn something to ashes ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to incinerate a dead body (as an alternative to burial) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cremate

1. to reduce to ashes by burning [v -MATED, -MATING, -MATES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cremate

creeshier
creeshing
creeshy
creesing
creetur
creeturs
crem
crema
cremains
cremasteric
cremasters
cremate (current term)
cremated
cremates
cremating
cremation
cremation chamber
cremationist
cremationists
cremations
cremator
crematoria
crematorial
crematories
crematorium
crematoriums

Literary usage of Cremate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gospel in All Lands by Missionary Society, Methodist Episcopal Church (1891)
"... at Calcutta is where the Hindus cremate their dead. The funeral pyre is laid in dry wood, mingled with sandal- wood for ..."

2. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1875)
"The cremate is situated in a deep ... The highest point of the cremate is 763 feet above the sea, the bottom of ..."

3. The Sanitarian by Medico-Legal Society of New York (1890)
"The amount of garbage that a given machine will cremate in a day will, ... X 20 ft. should cremate from 175 to 35o cubic yds. in a day of ten hours. ..."

4. Highway Laws of Indiana in the Opening, Locating, Vacating, Changing and by Indiana (1913)
"It shall further be the duty of such supervisor to bury, cremate or deliver or cause to be delivered to some rendering or desiccating establishment the ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1906)
"February 17th, 1800, and known his associates and assigns, the sole and ex- elusive right and privilege, for a term of fifty years, to cremate and destroy, ..."

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