crematorium

[kree-muh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-, krem-uh-]
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noun, plural cre·ma·to·ri·ums, cre·ma·to·ri·a [kree-muh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /ˌkri məˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/.

a crematory.

Nearby words

  1. cremate,
  2. cremation,
  3. cremationist,
  4. cremator,
  5. crematoria,
  6. crematory,
  7. creme,
  8. creme de la creme,
  9. cremer,
  10. cremer, sir william randal

Origin of crematorium

1875–80; Latinization of crematory; see -tory2

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British Dictionary definitions for crematorium

crematorium

noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)

British a building in which corpses are cremated
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Word Origin and History for crematorium

crematorium

n.

1880, from Latin cremator-, stem of cremare (see cremation) + -orium (see -ory).

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