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English definition of “cremate”

cremate

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