Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The reducing of anything to ashes by combustion; cinefaction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The reducing of anything to ashes by combustion; cinefaction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The reducing of anything to ashes by combustion; incineration.

Etymologies

Latin cinis ashes: compare French cinération. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While this cineration is going on vultures and carrion fowl not infrequently pounce down upon the body, and tear away pieces of flesh from the ghastly, smoking corpse.

    A History of Nursery Rhymes

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