incineration

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incineration

 [in-sin″ĕ-ra´shun]
the act of burning to ashes.

incineration

(ĭn-sĭn″ĕr-ā′shŭn) [L. in, into, + cineres, ashes]
Destruction by fire; cremation.
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scientists wrote in 1986 that by its nature the incineration process "generates wastes: fly ash that goes up the stack, bottom ash that is left in the incinerator and residues from air pollution devices.
The white plume pouring from the stack almost nightly during the summer and fall signals the incineration of this dirty water." That and the foul odors scare some folks, who are convinced that more than water is being burned, especially between midnight and 4 A.M.
and the incineration company read like an engineer's nightmare, chronicling malfunctions and breakdowns.