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cremation Explained

cremation at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


cremation at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1623, from L. cremationem (nom. crematio), from cremare "to burn." Cremate is an 1874 back-formation. ///

crémation at French => English Of Explained:


cremation at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Disposing of a corpse by burning. In the ancient world cremation took place on an open pyre. It was practiced by the Greeks (who considered it suitable for heroes and war dead) and the Romans (among whom it became a status symbol). The pagan Scandinavians also cremated their dead. In India the custom is very ancient. In some Asian countries only certain people may be cremated (e.g., high lamas in Tibet). Christianity opposed cremation and it became rare in Europe after AD 1000 except in emergencies such as the Black Death. It reemerged in the late 19th cent., and was eventually accepted by both Protestant and Roman Catholics. Today most bodies in some European countries are cremated; it has remained less popular in the U.S. In modern cremation, the body is placed in a chamber and subjected to intense heat that reduces a body to ash; the ashes may be scattered or buried or kept in an urn.

cremation at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "cremation":
blazing, blistering, branding, burning, calcination, carbonization,
cauterization, cautery, cineration, combustion, concremation,
cracking, cupellation, deflagration, destructive distillation,
distillation, distilling, flaming, funeral pile, incineration,
oxidation, oxidization, parching, pyre, pyrolysis,
reduction to ashes, refining, scorching, scorification, searing,
self-immolation, singeing, smelting, suttee, the stake,
thermogenesis, vesication

cremation at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Burial): burial, interment, inhumation, funeral, wake, pyre, cremation, mortuary.

[N] (Heating): heating, melting, fusion, liquefaction, burning, combustion, cremation, cauterization, calcination, ignition, inflammation, conflagration, boiling, ebullition.

cremation at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [U] the act of cremating sb
2 [C] a funeral at which the dead person is cremated

Cremation at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cremation \Cre*ma"tion\ (kr?-m?"sh?n), n. [L. crematio.]
A burning; esp., the act or practice of cremating the dead.

Without cremation . . . of their bodies. --Sir T.

cremation at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : the incineration of a dead body

cremation at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » crematio|cremātiō|lang=la.


* Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A burning; especially the act or practice of cremating the dead, burning a corpse.


    * incineration

    Related terms

    * cremate
    • cremating
    • crematorium, crematory


      Inter: trans-top » burning
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|verassing, Inter: t- » af|lykverbranding, Inter: t- » af|kremasie
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|изгаряне|n, Inter: t- » bg|кремация|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|火葬|tr=huǒzàng|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kremace|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|crematie|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|kremacio
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|polttaminen; Inter: t- » fi|polttohautaus
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|crémation
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Einäscherung|f, Inter: t+ » de|Feuerbestattung|f, Inter: t- » de|Kremation|f, Inter: t- » de|Kremierung|f, Inter: qualifier » corpse Inter: t+ » de|Leichenverbrennung|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αποτέφρωση|f|tr=apotéfrosi
    • Inter: trreq » Hebrew
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|hamvasztás

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cremazione|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|火葬|tr=かそう, kasō|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|화장|tr=hwajang|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|火葬|sc=Kore)
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|crematio|f|alt=cremātiō
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|kremacja
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cremação
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кремация|f|sc=Cyrl|tr=kremácija
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|kremácia|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cremación|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|likbränning|c, Inter: t+ » sv|kremering|c, Inter: t- » sv|kremation|c
  • Inter: trreq » Thai
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|hoả táng|alt=sự hoả táng (Inter: t+ » vi|sự + Inter: t- » vi|火葬)
  • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|fefilükam, Inter: qualifier » corpse Inter: t- » vo|funifefilükam

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * manticore
    Category: Category:en:Burial -
    Translation: et » cremation
    Translation: fr » cremation
    Translation: ko » cremation
    Translation: io » cremation
    Translation: id » cremation
    Translation: it » cremation
    Translation: ml » cremation
    Translation: pl » cremation
    Translation: ru » cremation
    Translation: ta » cremation
    Translation: te » cremation
    Translation: vi » cremation

    crémation at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » cremation


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=fr


    Inter: fr-noun » f|sort=cremation
  • cremation


    *Inter: l » fr|incinération

    Related terms

    *Inter: l » fr|crématiser
    • Inter: l » fr|crématoire
    • Inter: l » fr|crémer


      *Inter: R:TLF » i

    Translation: fr » crémation
    Translation: ko » crémation
    Translation: io » crémation
    Translation: it » crémation
    Translation: hu » crémation
    Translation: pl » crémation
    Translation: fi » crémation
    Translation: vi » crémation