Definition of Cremation

1. Noun. The incineration of a dead body.

Generic synonyms: Incineration
Derivative terms: Cremate



Definition of Cremation

1. n. A burning; esp., the act or practice of cremating the dead.

Definition of Cremation

1. Noun. A burning; especially the act or practice of cremating the dead, burning a corpse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cremation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cremation

creetur
creeturs
crem
crema
cremains
cremasteric
cremasters
cremate
cremated
cremates
cremating
cremation (current term)
cremation chamber
cremationist
cremationists
cremations
cremator
crematoria
crematorial
crematories
crematorium
crematoriums
cremators
crematory
creme anglais

Literary usage of Cremation

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

1. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1890)
"FT MILES thinks cremation will be the mode of disposing of the dead in the future. ... IR UHLER is, for sanitary reasons, highly in favor of cremation ; as ..."

2. Ancient Britain and the Invasions of Julius Caesar by Thomas Rice Holmes (1907)
"Before the inhabitants of Bute emerged from their Stone Age they practised both cremation and inhumation ; and there is no evidence that the latter was ..."

3. The Contemporary Review (1874)
"cremation destroys instantly all infectious quality in the body submitted to the process ... The aim of cremation is to prevent the process of putrefaction. ..."

4. Journal of Social Science by Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Frederick Stanley Root, American Social Science Association, Isaac Franklin Russell (1905)
"BY JAMES R. CHAD WICK, MD, PRESIDENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS cremation SOCIETY. cremation was widely prevalent among the ancients, although inhumation was the ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1886)
"cremation. cremation, or the burning of the dead, has been practised ... Numerous instances of cremation are described in Homer's poems and in Virgil's ". ..."

6. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1890)
"FT MILES thinks cremation will be the mode of disposing of the dead in the future. ... IR UHLER is, for sanitary reasons, highly in favor of cremation ; as ..."

7. Ancient Britain and the Invasions of Julius Caesar by Thomas Rice Holmes (1907)
"Before the inhabitants of Bute emerged from their Stone Age they practised both cremation and inhumation ; and there is no evidence that the latter was ..."

8. The Contemporary Review (1874)
"cremation destroys instantly all infectious quality in the body submitted to the process ... The aim of cremation is to prevent the process of putrefaction. ..."

9. Journal of Social Science by Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Frederick Stanley Root, American Social Science Association, Isaac Franklin Russell (1905)
"BY JAMES R. CHAD WICK, MD, PRESIDENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS cremation SOCIETY. cremation was widely prevalent among the ancients, although inhumation was the ..."

10. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1886)
"cremation. cremation, or the burning of the dead, has been practised ... Numerous instances of cremation are described in Homer's poems and in Virgil's ". ..."

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