Definition of Crematorium

1. Noun. A mortuary where corpses are cremated.

Exact synonyms: Crematory
Generic synonyms: Dead Room, Morgue, Mortuary

2. Noun. A furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes.
Exact synonyms: Cremation Chamber, Crematory
Generic synonyms: Furnace
Specialized synonyms: Gas Oven

Definition of Crematorium

1. n. A furnace for cremating corpses; a building containing such a furnace.

Definition of Crematorium

1. Noun. A place where the bodies of dead people are cremated ¹

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Definition of Crematorium

1. [n -RIUMS or -RIA]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Crematorium

cremation chamber
crematorium (current term)
creme anglais
creme brulee
creme brulees
creme caramel
creme de cacao
creme de fraise
creme de la creme
creme de menthe

Literary usage of Crematorium

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

1. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages by Benjamin Vincent, Joseph Haydn (1906)
"The erection of a crematorium at \V"kin- stopped by authorities, .... Foundation stone laid of City ul London crematorium at Ilford cemetery, 14 Oct. 1903. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In Germany the first crematorium was erected at Gotha; it was opened in 1878, ... At Ohlsdorf, Hamburg, the crematorium was opened in November 1892, ..."

3. John Bull, Limited by George Wallingford Hills (1914)
"JOHN BULL AND HIS crematorium. I remember one especially dull morning while returning to New York on a big White Star liner, when every passenger seemed to ..."

4. God's Acre Beautiful; Or, The Cemeteries of the Future by William Robinson (1883)
"crematorium, OR ANY STRUCTURE ANSWERING A LIKE END, BEST SEPARATED FROM THE CEMETERY. As no body in a state of decay should ever enter into our ..."

5. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1879)
"Whether destined, however, to be denominated " crematorium" or Bustum." the Cremation Works at Woking are indignantly denounced by the Vicar of that parish ..."

6. Writings and Speeches by Vishwanath Narayan Mandlik (1896)
"THE crematorium QUESTION. 29th October, 1887. The Hon. Rao Saheb VN Mandlik moved :—" That the Corporation is unable to approve of the scheme now before ..."

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