- cremates, cremating, crematedVERB: usu passiveWhen someone is cremated, their dead body is burned, usually as part of a funeral service.
[be V-ed] She wants Chris to be cremated.Derived words:cremation [[t]krɪme͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] plural N-VAR
At Miss Garbo's request there was a cremation after a private ceremony...
Half of California's deceased opt for cremation.
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Cremate — Cre mate (kr? m?t or kr? m?t ), v. t. [L. crematus, p. p. of cremare to burn; cf. Skr. cr? to cook.] To burn; to reduce to ashes by the action of fire, either directly or in an oven or retort; to incremate or incinerate; as, to cremate a corpse,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cremate — index burn, deflagrate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
cremate — 1874, a back formation from CREMATION (Cf. cremation). Related: Cremated; cremating … Etymology dictionary
cremate — ► VERB ▪ dispose of (a dead person s body) by burning it to ashes. DERIVATIVES cremation noun. ORIGIN Latin cremare burn … English terms dictionary
cremate — [krē′māt΄, kri māt′] vt. cremated, cremating [< L crematus, pp. of cremare, to burn < IE base * ker , to burn > HEARTH, L carbo, coal] to burn up, esp. to burn (a dead body) to ashes cremation n. cremator n … English World dictionary
cremate — UK [krɪˈmeɪt] / US [krəˈmeɪt] / US [ˈkrɪˌmeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms cremate : present tense I/you/we/they cremate he/she/it cremates present participle cremating past tense cremated past participle cremated to burn the body of a dead… … English dictionary
cremate — transitive verb (cremated; cremating) Etymology: Latin crematus, past participle of cremare to burn up, cremate Date: 1874 to reduce (as a dead body) to ashes by burning • cremation noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
cremate — verb Cremate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑body … Collocations dictionary
cremate — cre|mate [krıˈmeıt US ˈkri:meıt] v [T] [Date: 1800 1900; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of cremare to burn up, cremate ] to burn the body of a dead person at a funeral ceremony >cremation [krıˈmeıʃən] n [U and C] … Dictionary of contemporary English
cremate — cremation /kri may sheuhn/, n. /kree mayt/, v.t., cremated, cremating. 1. to reduce (a dead body) to ashes by fire, esp. as a funeral rite. 2. to consume by fire; burn. [1870 75; < L crematus ptp. of cremare to burn to ashes; see ATE1] * * * … Universalium
cremate — verb a) to burn something to ashes b) to incinerate a dead body (as an alternative to burial) See Also: cremation, crematorium … Wiktionary