cremate cremate  /ˈkri meɪt/


  • (v) reduce to ashes


  1. Let someone else pay to cremate your dead relatives.
  2. Emergency squads prepared to slaughter and cremate as many as a million head of cattleone-tenth of Mexico's herds.
  3. The parlor which New York City would require to embalm bury or cremate pack its poorer citizenry would cost $920,000.


  1. Rwandans resist cremation as land solution

    By Gloriose Isugi KIGALI, Rwanda (GPI)-- Rwanda’s Parliament recognized cremation as a legally regulated form of interment in November 2012 at the request of Hindu residents. Rwanda is the most densely populated country in East Africa, and some say cremation may free up land that is currently used for burial. But no Rwandans have cremated their dead at the nation’s lone crematorium, as locals of ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Cremations predicted to overtake burials

    According to the Cremation Association of North America, by the year 2025 more than half of Americans are expected to cremate their loved ones, leaving cemeteries in the dust.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KSHB-TV Kansas City


  1. "We might cremate it," said chairman Collin Peterson after the House Agriculture Committee approved, on a bipartisan voice vote, a letter opposing cuts during the recession.
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: Collin Peterson Source: Reuters

  2. "People have a right, of course, to cremate themselves, but that the national cemetery at Arlington should be denied to a person because he wished not to be cremated seems to me to be insensitive," Hier said.
    on Jul 4, 2007 By: Marvin Hier Source: Las Cruces Sun-News

  3. "Unfortunately, if you ask the [food] safety people they'll tell you to cremate everything," said Shirley Corriher, a food chemist and cookbook author from Atlanta.
    on Aug 19, 2009 By: Shirley Corriher Source: U.S. News & World Report

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