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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)
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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.
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