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verb [T] uk   /krɪˈmeɪt/ us    /ˈkriː.meɪt/
to burn a dead person's body, usually as part of a funeral ceremonyBurying, cremating and preserving bodies
noun [C or U] uk   /krɪˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us  
My dad's cremation was a sad affair.Burying, cremating and preserving bodies
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