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Definition of crematorium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

crematorium

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkreməˈtɔːriəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkreməˈtɔːriəm//
 
(pl. crematoria
BrE BrE//ˌkreməˈtɔːriə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkreməˈtɔːriə//
 
, crematoriums)
(North American English also crematory
BrE BrE//ˈkriːmətɔːri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkriːmətɔːri//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈkremətɔːri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkremətɔːri//
 
(crematories))
Public spaces, Death
 
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a building in which the bodies of dead people are burned See related entries: Public spaces, Death Word Origin late 19th cent.: modern Latin, from cremare ‘burn’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crematorium