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

  • transitive v. To cause to burn to ashes.
  • intransitive v. To burn completely.

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  • v. To destroy by burning

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reduced to ashes by burning; thoroughly consumed by fire.
  • transitive v. To burn to ashes; to consume by fire; to burn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To burn to ashes.
  • Burnt to ashes.
  • To be reduced to ashes by the burning off of organic matter.

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

  • v. become reduced to ashes
  • v. cause to undergo combustion


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

Medieval Latin incinerāre, incinerāt- : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + Latin cinis, ciner-, ashes.

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From Latin incinerātus, perfect participle of incinerō.


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