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cremation

[ kri-mey-shuhn ]
/ krɪˈmeɪ ʃən /
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noun
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.
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Origin of cremation

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