verb (used with object), cre·mat·ed, cre·mat·ing.
- cremasteric artery,
- cremasteric reflex,
Origin of cremate
Examples from the Web for cremation
Then Heal STL was burned down Monday like a moribund body for cremation.The Baptism of Michael Brown Sr. and Ferguson’s Baptism by Fire|Justin Glawe|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cammue, whose agency has now performed a thorough assessment of the current cremation process at Boystown, is extremely concerned.
"Cremation is not necessary to have safe and dignified burial," Tarik Jasarevic tells me.
Last November, for example, I managed to track down a celebrated tantric at a cremation ground near Birbhum in West Bengal.
The Danish antiquaries are able to refer to a definite period when cremation was abandoned for inhumation.The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland|Daniel Wilson
Instances show that the two rites of inhumation and cremation were practised side by side.The Bronze Age in Ireland|George Coffey
The Cremation Society felt that this report much strengthened the case for legislation amending the law of death certification.
But cremation, though not unusual, seems never to have been a general custom with the Maoris.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead|James George Frazer
The arrangements for the cremation varied in different places.
Word Origin for cremate
1620s, from Latin cremationem (nominative crematio), noun of action from past participle stem of cremare "to burn, consume by fire" (also used of the dead), from PIE *krem-, extended form of root *ker- "heat, fire" (see carbon).
1874, a back-formation from cremation. Related: Cremated; cremating.