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I think you should automatically donate your organs because that would turn the balance of organ donation in a huge way. I would donate whatever anybody would take, and I'd probably do the cremation bit.
George Clooney

Meaning of "cremation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CREMATION

cremation  [krɪˈmeɪʃ ən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CREMATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cremation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CREMATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cremation

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 cremation in the English dictionary

The definition of cremation in the dictionary is the act or an instance of cremating somebody.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CREMATION


coagulation
kəʊˌæɡjʊˈleɪʃ ən
colonization
ˌkɒlənaɪˈzeɪʃ ən
commercialization
kəˌmɜːʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃ ən
congratulation
kənˌɡrætʃʊˈleɪʃ ən
decimation
ˌdɛsɪˈmeɪʃ ən
deforestation
diːˌfɒrɪˈsteɪʃ ən
dehydration
ˌdiːhaɪˈdreɪʃ ən
detoxification
diːˌtɒksɪfɪˈkeɪʃ ən
devastation
ˌdɛvəˈsteɪʃ ən
disconfirmation
ˌdɪskɒnfəˈmeɪʃ ən
dissemination
dɪˌsɛmɪˈneɪʃ ən
eradication
ɪˌrædɪˈkeɪʃ ən
escalation
ˌɛskəˈleɪʃ ən
evacuation
ɪˌvækjʊˈeɪʃ ən
evaporation
ɪˌvæpəˈreɪʃ ən
exaggeration
ɪɡˌzædʒəˈreɪʃ ən
exanimation
ɪɡzˌænɪˈmeɪʃ ən
exploitation
ˌɛksplɔɪˈteɪʃ ən
fabrication
ˌfæbrɪˈkeɪʃ ən
fascination
ˌfæsɪˈneɪʃ ən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CREMATION

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE CREMATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
citation
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation

Synonyms and antonyms of cremation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cremation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CREMATION

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

Translator English - Chinese

火化
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la cremación
570 millions of speakers

English

cremation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंतिम संस्कार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحرق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кремация
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cremação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শবদাহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

incinération
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pembakaran mayat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Einäscherung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

火葬
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

화장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cremation
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hỏa táng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தகனம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अंत्यसंस्कार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ölü yakma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cremazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kremacja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кремація
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

incinerare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αποτέφρωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verassing
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kremering
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kremasjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cremation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CREMATION»

The term «cremation» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.781 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CREMATION» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «CREMATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cremation.
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George Clooney
I think you should automatically donate your organs because that would turn the balance of organ donation in a huge way. I would donate whatever anybody would take, and I'd probably do the cremation bit.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CREMATION»

Discover the use of cremation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cremation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Encyclopedia of Cremation
The Encyclopedia of Cremation is the first major reference resource focused on cremation.
Douglas J. Davies, Lewis H. Mates, 2010
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Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America
Publisher Fact Sheet A history of cremation in America.
Stephen R. Prothero, 2001
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Cremation in America
I recommend strongly that United States legislatures do take notice and act upon the recommendations made in this book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
Fred Rosen, 2004
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Forensic Cremation Recovery and Analysis
This book provides a synopsis of these challenges and delineates, step-by-step, the recovery and interpretation of cremains from the point of discovery to the end of the analysis.
Scott I. Fairgrieve, 2007
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On Fire---cremation in Germany, 1870s--1934
Investigating metaphysical ideas and funerary practices, as well as legal regulations and political conflict, this dissertation draws from a variety of quantitative and qualitative sources, which range from poems and cremationist journals ...
Simone Ameskamp, 2006
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The Analysis of Burned Human Remains
The top of the table is constructed with rollers that allow the cremationist to easily push the cremation container into the retort. Prior to placing the body in the retort, the body is normally checked for a pacemaker. If a pacemaker battery is in ...
Christopher W. Schmidt, Steven A. Symes, 2011
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What about Cremation?: A Christian Perspective
This book carefully examines the nature, history, and contemporary utilization of cremation against the background of the Bible in order to form guidelines for Christian thought and practice.
John James Davis, 1998
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Committed to the Cleansing Flame: The Development of ...
This book is the first full-length study of these events and how cremation developed into an acceptable and dignified way to dispose of the dead.
Brian Parsons, 2005
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The New Orleans Cremation Society ...
New Orleans cremation society, Felix Formento. 13 rcction than the ashes of the urn 7 That power which can recall to life every part and parcel of the human body, whether devoured by ferocious beasts or burnt at the stake, like the martyrs and ...
New Orleans cremation society, Felix Formento, 1885
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The Cremation of Sam McGee
Constantly suffering from the cold, Sam makes his companion on the Arctic trail promise to cremate him when he dies, which the companion does--to his great surprise. An ALA Notable Book.
Robert W. Service, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CREMATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cremation is used in the context of the following news items.
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Today sees first-ever cremation in county
This afternoon, Wednesday, July 7, will see the first-ever cremation in the ... The first cremation is that of a Raphoe, Co Donegal, native, which ... «Anglo Celt, Jul 15»
2
Big Sky Cremation & Twitchell Funeral Service notices for …
SHOOP, Melody, 60, of Helena, passed away July 5 at home. Cremation has taken place and private family services are being held. To offer ... «Helena Independent Record, Jul 15»
3
Amitabh Bachchan Disgusted by Cremation Selfies
Amitabh Bachchan, seen at the unveiling of the new LG G4 in Mumbai June 19, was disgusted by the people taking selfies at the cremation of ... «India West, Jul 15»
4
Cremation on the rise
The city previously allocated $70,000 for development of a cemetery field garden in the 2015 budget, as another cremation alternative to ... «Alberta Daily Herald Tribune, Jul 15»
5
As Cremation Outpaces Burial Rates, Jewelry Glitters the Afterlife
Michael Nicodemus, the vice president of cremation services for the National Funeral Directors Association, said that once upon a time, urns ... «FlaglerLive.com, Jul 15»
6
Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal at Cremation of Journalist Akshay …
New Delhi: The cremation of investigative TV journalist Akshay Singh, who was covering Vyapam scam, were held today in the capital where ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
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/Join Roper & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services for breakfast July …
Join Roper & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services for breakfast July 16th and learn about “Triad of Health”, reserve your seat today, spots fill ... «Lincoln Journal Star, Jul 15»
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Big B says people clicking selfies at cremation was “disgusting”
He also shared his disappointment with people's behaviour and posted, “At cremation people taking selfies ! Disgusting !! No respect for the ... «Bollywood Mantra, Jul 15»
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Amitabh Bachchan: Disgusting to take selfies at cremation
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he was disgusted when people around him clicked selfies as he attended the cremation of his ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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People taking selfies at cremation disgusts Big B
Went for the cremation to Delhi...at the cremation, people taking mobile pics and 'selfies'...DISGUSTING ! They have no respect for the dead ... «Sakshi Post, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cremation [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cremation>. Oct 2020 ».
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