Definition of incinerate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

incinerate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɪnəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɪnəreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they incinerate
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɪnəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɪnəreɪt//
 
he / she / it incinerates
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɪnəreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɪnəreɪts//
 
past simple incinerated
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɪnəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɪnəreɪtɪd//
 
past participle incinerated
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɪnəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɪnəreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form incinerating
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɪnəreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɪnəreɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] incinerate something (formal) to burn something until it is completely destroyed Most of the waste is incinerated. Word Origin late 15th cent.: from medieval Latin incinerat- ‘burnt to ashes’, from the verb incinerare, from in- ‘into, towards’ + cinis, ciner- ‘ashes’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: incinerate