cremate

[ kree-meyt ]
/ ˈkri meɪt /

verb (used with object), cre·mat·ed, cre·mat·ing.

to reduce (a dead body) to ashes by fire, especially as a funeral rite.
to consume by fire; burn.

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Origin of cremate

First recorded in 1870–75; from Latin cremātus, past participle of cremāre “to burn to ashes”; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM cremate

cre·ma·tion [kri-mey-shuhn], /krɪˈmeɪ ʃən/, nounun·cre·mat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cremate

cremate
/ (krɪˈmeɪt) /

verb

(tr) to burn up (something, esp a corpse) and reduce to ash

Derived forms of cremate

cremation, nouncremationism, nouncremationist, noun

Word Origin for cremate

C19: from Latin cremāre
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