crematoria crematoria  /kri mə ˈtɔ ri ə/


  1. (n) a mortuary where corpses are cremated
  2. (n) a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes



  1. For the first time in 20 years, the German language echoed once again through the cells, bunkers and crematoria of the infamous death camp at Auschwitz.
  2. The enormous Hall of Witness is a sort of evil atrium with steel-braced brick walls reminiscent of crematoria.
  3. An industry of continental size complete with railways, death camps, gas chambers and crematoria.


  1. "The hatred felt by the state of Israel against the Palestinians is such that they would not hesitate to send the one-and-a-half million men, women and children of that country to the crematoria where millions of Jews of all ages were exterminated...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Fidel Castro Source: Montreal Gazette

  2. "If we cannot stop the building of more coal-fired power plants, those coal trains will be death trains - no less gruesome than if they were boxcars headed to crematoria, loaded with uncountable irreplaceable species," said Dr. Hansen, who is...
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: James Hansen Source: (press release)

  3. "It was not crematoria or pogroms that made our life in the diaspora bitter before they began to kill us, but persecution, harassment, stone-throwing, damage to livelihood, intimidation, spitting and scorn," Lapid said, reiterating remarks made...
    on Jan 20, 2007 By: Tommy Lapid Source: Washington Post

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