cremate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To incinerate (a corpse).
    • To burn; to lessen to ashes by the action of fire, either right or perhaps in an oven or retort; to incremate or incinerate.
  • verb:
    • to burn one thing to ashes
    • to incinerate a dead human body (as an option to burial)
    • minimize to ashes
  • others:
    • To burn up or destroy by temperature; specifically, to consume (a dead human body) by intense heat, as a substitute for burial.

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