Meaning of cremation in English:


Pronunciation /krɪˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/

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mass noun
  • The disposal of a dead person's body by burning it to ashes, typically after a funeral ceremony.

    ‘we chose cremation over burial’
    • ‘advice on wills, costs, and cremations’
    • ‘People attend the funeral and cremation of a Buddhist monk.’
    • ‘All burials and cremations are arranged by professional undertakers.’
    • ‘After the cremation, the family receives all of the ashes.’
    • ‘All we knew, though, was that she wanted a small private cremation with only immediate family present.’
    • ‘I need to arrange his cremation.’
    • ‘After death, the corpse is washed and prepared for cremation.’
    • ‘Tribal funeral customs include both cremation and burial.’
    • ‘Cremation is performed after death.’
    • ‘Cremations now comprise 70 per cent of funerals.’
    • ‘We carried out perhaps one or two cremations a day.’