Synonyms for cremation

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For an instant Azuba stared, white-faced, at the cremation of the bonnet.

In Siam cremation is the general way of disposing of the dead.

It is but seldom that a cremation is not in progress at the burning ghat.

It avoids even the fumes that are given off in cremation of the dead.

The cremation, my dear, has nothing in truth to do with the Fixed Period.

Then a stove ignited the mass and the work of cremation began.

Here, as in Calcutta, cremation is constantly going on beside the river.

There was a guard in front of the door, and that guard, strangely enough, was Cremation Mike.

Which, in the time of our author, meant, the place of cremation.

I had but a moderate desire to see a cremation, so it was soon satisfied.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Latin cremationem (nominative crematio), noun of action from past participle stem of cremare "to burn, consume by fire" (also used of the dead), from PIE *krem-, extended form of root *ker- "heat, fire" (see carbon).

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