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Definition of cremate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cremate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈkrimeɪt//
 
, NAmE//krɪˈmeɪt//
 
[often passive] cremate somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cremate
 
he / she / it cremates
 
past simple cremated
 
-ing form cremating
 
 
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to burn a dead body, especially as part of a funeral ceremony When she dies she wants to be cremated, not buried.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cremate