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pyre

noun [C]     /paɪər/ US  /paɪr/
a large pile of wood on which a dead body is burned in some parts of the world: A traditional Hindu custom used to involve widows burning themselves alive on their husbands' funeral pyres.Places where bodies are buried or cremated
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