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crematorium

[ kree-muh-tawr-ee-uhm, -tohr-, krem-uh- ]

noun

, plural cre·ma·to·ri·ums, cre·ma·to·ri·a [kree-m, uh, -, tawr, -ee-, uh, -, tohr, -].
  1. a crematory.


crematorium

/ ˌkrɛməˈtɔːrɪəm /

noun

  1. a building in which corpses are cremated


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Word History and Origins

Origin of crematorium1

1875–80; Latinization of crematory; -tory 2
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Example Sentences

We do know that in recent weeks funeral homes and crematoriums across the country have been overwhelmed.

From Time

The sense was that several deaths were not being attributed to Covid-19, while the country’s crematoriums and makeshift riverside graveyards revealed a ghastly side of India’s Covid crisis.

From Quartz

Media reports described medical supplies running low and ambulances becoming makeshift morgues, lining up outside crematoriums.

From Time

For the second time in three days, members of the family returned to the crematorium.

It was the last week of April, when a coronavirus surge was devastating Delhi, with overwhelmed hospitals running out of oxygen, and crematoriums running out of space.

From Quartz

“The most frustrating part of this crematorium here is the carelessness of the Ebola team,” says Reeves.

Nobody can assure anybody and some of these authorities at the crematorium have very little background in science.

In April 1947, the former kommandant was hung on the gallows next to the old crematorium in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

He spoke of burying Robinson and going straight back to work from the crematorium.

Before the body was sent to the crematorium, Shilling and Crump filled the casket with animal bones, meat, and a mannequin.

For many years past that which has just been alluded to has ceased to exist, a crematorium having taken its place.

Place in a galvanised iron pail, provided with a lid, ready for transport to the crematorium.

It was the "Nimtolla Burning-Chat," or crematorium, where the bodies of the natives are burnt.

Page 48 One of the things we in the West might imitate with advantage is the village crematorium.

But even if the moxa should fail, the attention of the boys could always be drawn to the crematorium.

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