Synonyms for mortuary

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I've got to go to the trunk-room for her at this hour, and it next door to the mortuary!

A mortuary, a dissecting-chamber, or a pantomime property-room?

A reference to the mortuary tables removes all doubt on this point.

This was received with acclaim, but many objected to the mortuary theory.

Vassily knew about the bags, and that was why the mortuary served his purposes.

His father had been killed, and his body, charred and disfigured, lay in the mortuary.

And he had a mortuary look, too, which was in keeping with the place.

They bore them to the mortuary, and those who loved them sat and wept alone.

I went to the mortuary, and found him there with Dr. Barber.

After lying in the mortuary for eleven days the body was buried.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Anglo-French mortuarie "gift to a parish priest from a deceased parishioner," from Medieval Latin mortuarium, noun use of neuter of Late Latin adjective mortuarius "pertaining to the dead," from Latin mortuus, past participle of mori "to die" (see mortal (adj.)). Meaning "place where bodies are kept temporarily" first recorded 1865, a euphemism for earlier deadhouse.

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nounburial ground
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