crematorium crematorium  /kri mə ˈtɔ ri əm/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Even if they could afford the cheaper electric crematorium, the erratic power supply forces it to shut down for hours every day.
  2. But by the time Benedict was standing before a memorial by the ruins of a crematorium, the rain had stopped, and a vivid rainbow appeared across a distant field.
  3. At Majdanek, the tall, tapering crematorium chimneys belched flame day and night until 'a light dust lay over the whole city' of Lublin.

News

  1. Fire destroys pet crematorium in Westbrook

    Fire crews fought a challenging fire Saturday night after flames tore through a pet crematorium next to dog kennels.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Eyewitness News 3 Hartford

  2. Loudon Co. approves funeral home, not crematory

    A vacant Loudon County bank will not be turned into a crematorium after all, but there could still be a funeral home on the site.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: WBIR-TV Knoxville

  3. Tullytown funeral home appeals ruling against crematorium plan to state court

    A long legal battle in Tullytown over a proposed crematorium, which could have statewide implications, is not over yet.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Bucks County Courier Times

Quotes

  1. "We saw the ovens of the crematorium, the guard towers, the barbed wire fences, the foundations of barracks that once held people in the most unimaginable conditions," said President Barack Obama.
    on Jun 5, 2009 By: Angela Merkel Source: Fox11online.com

  2. "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 crematorium where millions of Jews of all ages were exterminated...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Fidel Castro Source: APA

  3. "Instead of being the temple of justice, the Special Court has become a crematorium of law," said Jovanovic lawyer Nenad Vukasovic.
    on May 23, 2007 By: Zvezdan Jovanovic Source: Fort Wayne News Sentinel

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