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 (krē′mə-tôr′ē, krĕm′ə-)
n. pl. cre·ma·to·ries
A crematorium.
Of or relating to cremation.
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(ˈkrɛmətərɪ; -trɪ)
Also: crematorial of or relating to cremation or crematoriums
n, pl -ries
another word (esp US) for crematorium
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(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.
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crematorium, crematory

a place where cremations are done.
See also: Death
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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
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[ˈkriːmətɔːri] (US) ncrématorium m
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Ridon said the law set proper procedures for burial, in addition to laying down requirements for crematorial and funeral establishments.
Cremation service will take place on Monday January 11th at 10.20am at Stourbridge Crematorial and afterwards at Hagley Golf-Country Club.
That is, after the first act, set in the museum, Vizenor turns in the subsequent acts to three posthumous sequences: to the story of an artist being inspired by the crematorial urn at Ishi's grave; to the efforts to rename a university building in Ishi's honor; and to a court case concerning a 1990 act purporting "to promote the development of Indian arts and crafts." (39) I want to turn briefly to the second comedy, as Vizenor calls the acts, which, if it does not respond directly to, at least anticipates another law passed later that same year, the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).