crematory

[ kree-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, krem-uh- ]
/ ˈkri məˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈkrɛm ə- /

noun, plural cre·ma·to·ries.

a place, as a funeral establishment, at which cremation is done.
a furnace for cremating.

adjective

of or relating to cremation.

Nearby words

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

Origin of crematory

First recorded in 1875–80; cremate + -ory2

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British Dictionary definitions for crematory

crematory

/ (ˈkrɛmətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

of or relating to cremation or crematoriums

noun plural -ries

another word (esp US) for crematorium
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Word Origin and History for crematory

crematory

n.

1876, the nativized form of crematorium. From 1884 as an adjective.

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