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Also, we incinerate our victims—again, with full governmental permission.

To incinerate is to reduce to ashes; the sense differs little from that of cremate, but it is in less popular use.

The soldiers, under the partial protection of the turn, could incinerate the helpless technies with little danger to themselves.

The Uaupes in the Amazons incinerate a corpse a month after death, pound up the ashes, and mix them with their fermented drink.

Encountering another globe, our sun would doubtless produce so much heat as to incinerate all planetary life.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from Medieval Latin incineratus "reduced to ashes," pp. of incinerare, from Latin in- "into" (see in- (2)) + cinis (genitive cineris) "ashes," from PIE root *keni- "dust, ashes" (cf. Greek konis "dust"). Used earlier in English as a past participle adjective meaning "reduced to ashes" (early 15c.). Related: Incinerated; incinerating.

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