[kree-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, krem-uh-]
- a place, as a funeral establishment, at which cremation is done.
- a furnace for cremating.
- of or relating to cremation.
Origin of crematory
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Examples from the Web for crematory
They wanted “to make it weigh enough that the crematory employees would not become suspicious,” says Goorvitch.The Granny Faked Funeral Case
January 18, 2011
They picked him up and took him to a crematory for unknown dead.Toaster's Handbook
Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
The crematory was on the summit of a hill, at the foot of which was the cemetery, where the ashes were interred.
The performer of the crematory rites carries an earthen pot round the pyre.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
"That old tub of your Nanni's is about ready for the crematory," Kenwick observed, as he too began putting up his traps.A Venetian June
A visit to the crematory at the early dawn—the hour set apart for burning their dead—is interesting, but horrible, to witness.
- of or relating to cremation or crematoriums
- another word (esp US) for crematorium
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Word Origin and History for crematory
1876, the nativized form of crematorium. From 1884 as an adjective.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper