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English definition of “pyre”

pyre

noun [C]
 
 
/paɪər/
a pile of wood on which a dead person is burned in some countriesPlaces where bodies are buried or cremated
(Definition of pyre from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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