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The ashes that remain after cremation of a corpse.

[Blend of cremated, past participle of cremate and remains.]
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US the cremated remains of a body
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the ashes of a cremated corpse.
[1945–50; b. cremate and remains]
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Noun1.cremains - the remains of a dead body after cremation
cadaver, corpse, remains, stiff, clay - the dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"
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Captain Ken Middleton's Hawaii Ash Scatterings performs 600 cremains dispersals a year for as many as 80 passengers on cruises that may feature a ukulele player, a conch-shell blower and releases of white doves or monarch butterflies.
Dubbed the Heritage Flight, the cremains are hosted by the General Atomics Orbital Test Bed, which is just one of 24 satellites set to launch atop Falcon Heavy from Florida's Kennedy Space Center.
A Roanoke funeral service appears likely to escape liability in a lawsuit over its handling of a decedent's cremains in the face of family hostility.
Putting together the pieces: Reconstructing mortuary practices from commingled ossuary cremains. In: Schmidt CW, Symes SA, eds.
Krigbaum, "Analysis of human cremains: gross and chemical methods," in The Analysis of Burned Human Remains, C.
A Pennsylvania woman, Jennifer Dailey, is considering suing a funeral house after she discovered last week that the funeral house accidentally exchanged her baby's cremains with that of a pet dog in 2015.
Porco Lounge is decorated with outrigger canoes, giant statues, lamps and other original memorabilia from the now-defunct Kon Tiki Restaurant chain that came from a local collector; he is now deceased but his cremains rest in a Tiki statue on the lounge's backbar.
Big enough to hold the cremains of all the potters and show organizers, it seems a bargain at $400.
"The funeral home had other options for the cremains, but I wanted an heirloom, a piece of art that could be handed down, not just a box of ashes stuck in a closet."
They have a network of funeral directors who perform cremations, cemeteries that will accept cremains, and priests who can provide ongoing counseling or referrals for professional and peer-based support.
It has also opposed the macabre practice of feeding the cremains (cremated remains) to favorite household pets.