from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A furnace or establishment for the incineration of corpses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place where the bodies of dead people are cremated

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crematory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mortuary where corpses are cremated
  • n. a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes


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