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When I die, I hope they don't cremate me 'cuz I'll burn forever.
Harry Caray

Meaning of "cremate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CREMATE

From Latin cremāre.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CREMATE

cremate  [krɪˈmeɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CREMATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cremate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb cremate in English.

WHAT DOES CREMATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cremate

Cremation

Cremation is the use of high-temperature burning, vaporization, and oxidation to reduce dead animal or human bodies to basic chemical compounds, such as gases and mineral fragments retaining the appearance of dry bone. Cremation may serve as a funeral or post-funeral rite that is an alternative to the interment of an intact dead body in a coffin or casket. Cremated remains, which do not constitute a health risk, may be buried or interred in memorial sites or cemeteries, or they may be retained by relatives and dispersed in various ways. Cremation is not an alternative to a funeral, but rather an alternative to burial or other forms of disposal. In many countries, cremation is usually done in a crematorium. Some countries prefer different methods, such as open-air cremation in India and in Nepal.

Definition of cremate in the English dictionary

The definition of cremate in the dictionary is to burn up and reduce to ash.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CREMATE

PRESENT

Present
I cremate
you cremate
he/she/it cremates
we cremate
you cremate
they cremate
Present continuous
I am cremating
you are cremating
he/she/it is cremating
we are cremating
you are cremating
they are cremating
Present perfect
I have cremated
you have cremated
he/she/it has cremated
we have cremated
you have cremated
they have cremated
Present perfect continuous
I have been cremating
you have been cremating
he/she/it has been cremating
we have been cremating
you have been cremating
they have been cremating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I cremated
you cremated
he/she/it cremated
we cremated
you cremated
they cremated
Past continuous
I was cremating
you were cremating
he/she/it was cremating
we were cremating
you were cremating
they were cremating
Past perfect
I had cremated
you had cremated
he/she/it had cremated
we had cremated
you had cremated
they had cremated
Past perfect continuous
I had been cremating
you had been cremating
he/she/it had been cremating
we had been cremating
you had been cremating
they had been cremating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will cremate
you will cremate
he/she/it will cremate
we will cremate
you will cremate
they will cremate
Future continuous
I will be cremating
you will be cremating
he/she/it will be cremating
we will be cremating
you will be cremating
they will be cremating
Future perfect
I will have cremated
you will have cremated
he/she/it will have cremated
we will have cremated
you will have cremated
they will have cremated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been cremating
you will have been cremating
he/she/it will have been cremating
we will have been cremating
you will have been cremating
they will have been cremating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would cremate
you would cremate
he/she/it would cremate
we would cremate
you would cremate
they would cremate
Conditional continuous
I would be cremating
you would be cremating
he/she/it would be cremating
we would be cremating
you would be cremating
they would be cremating
Conditional perfect
I would have cremate
you would have cremate
he/she/it would have cremate
we would have cremate
you would have cremate
they would have cremate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been cremating
you would have been cremating
he/she/it would have been cremating
we would have been cremating
you would have been cremating
they would have been cremating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you cremate
we let´s cremate
you cremate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to cremate
Past participle
cremated
Present Participle
cremating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CREMATE


amate
əˈmeɪt
animate
ˈænɪˌmeɪt
automate
ˈɔːtəˌmeɪt
checkmate
ˈtʃɛkˌmeɪt
classmate
ˈklɑːsˌmeɪt
consummate
ˈkɒnsəˌmeɪt
estimate
ˈɛstɪˌmeɪt
formate
ˈfɔːmeɪt
glutamate
ˈɡluːtəˌmeɪt
housemate
ˈhaʊsˌmeɪt
inmate
ˈɪnˌmeɪt
mate
meɪt
mismate
ˌmɪsˈmeɪt
overestimate
ˌəʊvərˈɛstɪˌmeɪt
playmate
ˈpleɪˌmeɪt
primate
ˈpraɪmeɪt
remate
riːˈmeɪt
roommate
ˈruːmˌmeɪt
stalemate
ˈsteɪlˌmeɪt
underestimate
ˌʌndərˈɛstɪˌmeɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CREMATE

creesh
creeshy
crem
cremaillere
cremains
cremaster
cremation
cremationist
cremator
crematoria
crematorial
crematories
crematorium
crematory
cremini
cremocarp
Cremona
cremor
cremorne
cremosin

WORDS THAT END LIKE CREMATE

agemate
approximate
casemate
climate
continental climate
copemate
illegitimate
inanimate
incremate
intimate
legitimate
penultimate
proximate
racemate
soul mate
stablemate
tablemate
team-mate
ultimate
yokemate

Synonyms and antonyms of cremate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cremate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CREMATE

Find out the translation of cremate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cremate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cremate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

火化
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

incinerar
570 millions of speakers

English

cremate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दाह संस्कार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حرق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кремировать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cremar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শবদাহ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

incinérer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cremate
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

einäschern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

火葬にする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

화장되다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cremate
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đốt ra tro
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கொளுத்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अंत्यसंस्कार करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ölü yakmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cremare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kremacji
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кремувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

incinera
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αποτεφρώνουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

veras
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cremate
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kremere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cremate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CREMATE»

The term «cremate» is regularly used and occupies the 61.652 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CREMATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cremate» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cremate» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cremate

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «CREMATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cremate.
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Harry Caray
When I die, I hope they don't cremate me 'cuz I'll burn forever.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CREMATE»

Discover the use of cremate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cremate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Knight's Local Government and Magisterial Reports: With ...
Vestry alleged that the defendants were not entitled so to cremate or dispose of the same, and caused the defendants to be summoned before a magistrate, and compelled them to cease to cremate and dispose of the said refuse, and caused it ...
Great Britain. Courts, 1906
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Directory of Physicians and Surgeons
When death resulted from a contagious disease a special permit to remove and cremate may be issued by the Board of Health or Health Oflicer. Provided, That in case of death from any cause whatever, a special permit may be issued by the ...
California. Board of Medical Examiners, 1906
3
Burns' Annotated Indiana Statutes: Showing the General ...
corporated city or town, on which premises is found the carcass of any hog, to bury, cremate or deliver or cause to be delivered to some rendering or dcsiccating establishment, immediately after such owner or occupant shall have knowledge ...
Indiana, Harrison Burns, Samuel Grant Gifford, 1914
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The Official Register and Directory of Physicians and ...
When a person dies in the City and County of San Francisco, and it is the intention of the person whose duty it is to dispose of the body to cremate it, there must be filed on a form prescribed by the Board of Health an application for a permit to ...
California Medical Association. Medical Society of the State of California, 1903
5
Breadfruit: A Novel
Cremate me and throw my ashes into the sea.” Cremate? Materena has never heard of anyone getting cremated in her family. And it's the same situation in Pito's family. Everyone gets buried. It's the tradition. There's the wake and then there's ...
Célestine Vaite, 2009
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The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great ...
the age of fifty.1 The Billuvas, toddy-drawers of Kanara, usually bury the dead, but cremate their Gurikars or headmen.1 The Tharus of the Lower Himalaya bury their leading men in the house, and the Kadus, jungle folk in Mysore, cremate ...
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Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great ...
accident, poison, cholera, small-pox or leprosy, and within a year cremate them in effigy, a rule which also prevails among the Barhais.l But in most cases we find these people in a stage of transition between burial, disposal in running water or  ...
8
Disgusting Things: A Miscellany
How. do. they. cremate. someone? There's a science to cremation. They don't just burn the body and collect the ashes. The chamber in which the body is incinerated is called the “retort” and is usually fueled by natural gas or propane.
Don Voorhees, 2008
9
The Tribal Culture of India
In the Himalayan region the tribes of Himachal Pradesh like the Parywat, in the Lahaul and Tarai area of Uttur Pradesh the Thanis and the Khara cremate their dead whereas the tribes of extreme eastern Himalaya, the Nagas, bury their dead .
Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi, Binay Kumar Rai, 1977
10
Untouchable: An Indian Life History
These days, we no longer bury our dead; we cremate them. This change occurred in 1952, soon after construction of the airfield. One night, jackals and dogs pulled out the corpse of a recently buried old woman from my ward, dragged it into ...
James M. Freeman, 1979

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CREMATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cremate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mired in grief, Calvin was forced to cede many of the end-of-life decisions (including the decision to cremate and who would identify the body at ... «The Detroit News, Jul 15»
2
NMC to end free firewood cremations at city ghats
At least 300 kg wood is used to cremate a body. The new proposal envisages charging Rs 500 for BPL category for firewood cremation. «Times of India, Jul 15»
3
Remains rarely claimed after months at funeral home
If that's confirmed, the county then pays a funeral home to cremate the body. Remains are returned to the family if desired. Efforts to find next of ... «Columbus Dispatch, Jul 15»
4
Man murders mother's lover
Thakur and his family members were preparing to cremate Ranju's body when their neighbours informed police. They escaped before police ... «E Kantipur, Jul 15»
5
Cuttack protesters 'cremate' effigies of four Badagrahis
CUTTACK: The Cuttack Zilla Yadav Mahasabha on Friday resorted to a unique protest against the irregularities during Brahma Paribartan and ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
6
Dalit commission member calls separate crematoria inhuman
... got several complaints from Haryana where it was alleged that members of the Dalit community were not being allowed to cremate bodies at ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
7
A shunned people
... they eat the meat of dead animals they come upon, don't maintain personal hygiene and cremate their dead. Therefore, when Bheel children ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
8
Lancaster Man Sentenced For Murdering Mother, Attempting To …
LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — A Lancaster man who strangled his 73-year-old mother and then attempted to cremate her in the oven because ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
9
Council set to consult pblic on more cuts
In a bid to raise much needed revenue, the council is planning to hit people with increased charges to bury and cremate loved ones, whilst ... «Carrick Today, Jul 15»
10
Judy Putnam: Lansing man's remains wait for cremation
On Wednesday, after I called Patricia Manning to tell her that Swanson just wanted authorization to cremate body, she said she would work with ... «Lansing State Journal, Jul 15»

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