incinerate

[ in-sin-uh-reyt ]
/ ɪnˈsɪn əˌreɪt /
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verb (used with object), in·cin·er·at·ed, in·cin·er·at·ing.

to burn or reduce to ashes; cremate.

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Origin of incinerate

1545–55; <Medieval Latin incinerātus (past participle of incinerāre) <Latin in-in-2 + ciner- (stem of cinis) ashes + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM incinerate

in·cin·er·a·tion, nounun·in·cin·er·at·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for incinerate

incinerate
/ (ɪnˈsɪnəˌreɪt) /

verb

to burn up completely; reduce to ashes

Derived forms of incinerate

incineration, noun

Word Origin for incinerate

C16: from Medieval Latin incinerāre, from Latin in- ² + cinis ashes
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