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Definition of cremate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, 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.
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