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



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//
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 Originlate 19th cent.: modern Latin, from cremare ‘burn’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crematorium