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cremate

(krē′māt″, kri-māt′) [L. cremare, to burn to ashes]
To reduce a dead body to ash by burning.
cremation (kri-mā′shŏn)

cremation

Disposal of bodies by burning. Nowadays, the great majority of people dying in Britain are cremated. In most historic traditions, cremation was considered more honourable than burial.

cremation

disposal of a cadaver by total burning.
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The company in Awali could also set up a special area for families, relatives and friends at the facility from where they can witness the cremation process.
Ravi Kumar said there are more than 50,000 Sikhs and Hindus in Peshawar and they are facing difficulties in cremation of their dead.
The king's cremation will take place on Thursday, which has been declared a public holiday, when many businesses have announced they will be shut all day or close at midday.
Preparations for the late king's cremation were in the works for nearly a year, which included the construction of the cremation complex which neighbors the Grand Palace, according to the BBC.
After each cremation, the ashes are allowed to cool and the remains are swept into an ashes container.
None of the people in the Basudevpalli village of Boudh district helped with the cremation ceremony of Jaynarayan Sahoo, a retired bank official and a leprosy patient for a long time, after he passed away.
The decision to waive burial and cremation costs will help ease that financial burden.
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We wanted to have him cremated and have his ashes returned to us, but the nearest place we could find that offers an individual cremation service was near Hebden Bridge.
Friends please meet for funeral service and cremation at Cowpen Crematorium on Wednesday 30th November at 10.
For all the power of 'ash' as a metaphor, it seems the Catholic Church continues to have reservations about cremation, more than 50 years after it lifted a ban on the practice.
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