American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To incinerate (a corpse).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To burn up or destroy by heat; specifically, to consume (a dead body) by intense heat, as a substitute for burial.
- v. transitive to burn something to ashes
- v. transitive to incinerate a dead body (as an alternative to burial)
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To burn; to reduce to ashes by the action of fire, either directly or in an oven or retort; to incremate or incinerate.
- v. reduce to ashes
- Latin cremare, to burn to ashes (Wiktionary)
- Latin cremāre, cremāt-; see ker-3 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We were asked to believe that when he tried to "cremate" his clone by dumping the dead body down a smokestack back in the mid-70s, he somehow totally failed to notice that the clone was just unconscious instead of dead.”
“I have warned him that if he doesn't decide soon, I'll cremate him.”
“The remains of the soldier had been returned to the family, and they expressed a wish that the military cremate any other remains that were subsequently identified.”
“The government is acting like a mafia, telling relatives, 'We'll give you extra compensation if you cremate now, and stay quiet,'" Li says.”
“Japan's Kyodo news agency says crematoriums in Miyagi province are running out of fuel to cremate bodies.”
“Then, seeming to choke up a couple of times, Rudd told the crowd about how after his father died of cancer, the family decided the only logical thing to do was cremate him and spread portions of his ashes at different beloved spots in Ireland.”
“Though I will bet the bloody Labour Party has prohibited that on health and safety grounds, and that they won't be able to cremate the body because crematoria aren't allowed to smoke any more.”
““I want you to cremate me and scatter my ashes anywhere but here.””
“After deliberations involving Stalin and the head of the secret police, Felix Dzerzhinsky, who had organised the funeral, it had been decided to embalm Lenin rather than bury or cremate the body.”
“The site will be excavated to accommodate around 1,000 bodies in total due to the lack of facilities and fuel to cremate bodies in the city.”
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