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 (krē′mə-tôr′ē, krĕm′ə-)
n. pl. cre·ma·to·ries
A crematorium.
Of or relating to cremation.


(ˈkrɛmətərɪ; -trɪ)
Also: crematorial of or relating to cremation or crematoriums
n, pl -ries
another word (esp US) for crematorium


(ˈkri məˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈkrɛm ə-)

n., pl. -ries,
adj. n.
1. a funeral establishment or the like where cremation is done.
2. a furnace for cremating.
3. of or pertaining to cremation.

crematorium, crematory

a place where cremations are done.
See also: Death
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crematory - a mortuary where corpses are cremated
dead room, morgue, mortuary - a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
2.crematory - a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes
furnace - an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
gas oven - a cremation chamber fueled by gas


[ˈkriːmətɔːri] (US) ncrématorium m
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