EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CREMATE
The Muhammadans desired to bury it and the Hindus to cremate it.
Cremate the cadaver together with the board upon which it is fixed.
But later "waves" of the fighting charioteers did not cremate their dead.
They had to cremate the bull for fear the disease would spread.
In some cases these fires were fierce and long continued, as if the object had been to cremate the body.
If you cremate a human body and study the ashes chemically, you find a score or more of mineral salts.
An undertaker telegraphed to a man that his mother-in-law had died and asked whether he should bury, embalm or cremate her.
Cremate is now used specifically for consuming a dead body by intense heat.
To incinerate is to reduce to ashes; the sense differs little from that of cremate, but it is in less popular use.
Now, if you want to know all about this "statue" which proposes to cremate itself, I'm your man.
1874, a back-formation from cremation. Related: Cremated; cremating.