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 (krē′māt′, krĭ-māt′)
tr.v. cre·mat·ed, cre·mat·ing, cre·mates
To incinerate (a corpse).

[Latin cremāre, cremāt-; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

cre·ma′tion (krĭ-mā′shən) n.
cre′ma′tor n.


1. Brit a furnace for cremating corpses. Also called (esp US): cinerator
2. a person who operates such a furnace
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30pm today a technical fault with a cremator duct caused black smoke to enter the crematorium chapel," the spokesman said, "The fire brigade were called immediately, the congregation evacuated and nobody has been hurt.
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He said IAS plans to open the facility with at least one cremator by mid January.
This is due to having one cremator currently in use while the installation of new cremators and abatement equipment is taking place.