cremation

[ kri-mey-shuhn ]
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noun
  1. the act of reducing a dead body to ashes by fire, especially as a funeral rite:The others in the family want to have a private cremation, followed by a memorial service where we scatter the ashes.

Origin of cremation

1
First recorded in 1620–30; from Latin cremātiōn-, stem of cremātiō; see cremate, -ion

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