Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or custom of cremating; a burning, as of the dead; incineration; incremation. The burning of the dead was common in antiquity, the corpse being imperfectly consumed on a funeral pyre, and the ashes and bones afterward placed in an urn. (See
cinerary urn, under cinerary.) The revival of the practice in a more efficient manner has been advocated in recent times for sanitary reasons, and to some extent effected. Various methods of cremation have been proposed, the great difficulty being to consume the body without permitting the escape of noxious exhalations, and without defiling the ashes with foreign substances. In W. Siemens's apparatus (a modification of the plan of Sir Henry Thompson) the body is exposed to the combined action of highly heated air and combustible gases, so as to be entirely consumed without foreign admixture, while the furnace is so constructed that no noxious effluvium escapes from it.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A burning; esp., the act or practice of cremating the dead.
- n. the incineration of a dead body
- From Latin cremātiō. (Wiktionary)
“A.S. Tiffany  describes what he calls a cremation-furnace, discovered within seven miles of Davenport, Iowa.”
“Straight from cryo to crispy in two seconds or less, or your next cremation is free.”
“Currently, the average waiting period for cremation is 15 days.”
“In addition to the natural gas use in cremation, things like fillings and medical implants create tons of nasty emissions!”
“Don't cheat on your stressed out overworked superhero husband unless cremation is your preferred form of funeral.”
“I'm thinking about the NAACP's symbolic burial of the "N" word - it might be interesting to monitor the effects & impact of that - I'm not big on copycatting, but if the NAACPs actions prove effective, maybe a ceremonial "R" word cremation is in order.”
“Checking with LCS (Lake Chapala Society in Ajijic) I find that a "simple" cremation is close to US$1,000 for the basics.”
“Things go amiss when he discovers that a girl due for cremation is recalled by her insurance company.”
“One pet cemetery owner says the trend may be related to people getting used to the idea of cremation, which is generally required.”
“Nat Soc., 1867-76, p. 64.] describes what he calls a cremation-furnace, discovered within seven miles of Davenport, Iowa:”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘cremation’.
because wordsmith is not a verb.
Sparkling words I love :3
Looking for tweets for cremation.