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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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They trick themselves into believing they will outwit the game and win to a future, leaving the other animals to the darkness of the grave or the annihilating heats of the crematory. But he, this man in the hour of his white logic, knows that they trick and outwit themselves.
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The local government also refutes rumors of incineration of said stray dogs as claimed in messages posted in social media because we do not have a crematory machine at the present," the city said.
Chowdhury, a distinguished artiste of the then Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, was given a guard of honour soon after his body was taken to the Abhoy Mitra Crematory premises around 11am.
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PESHAWAR -- The administrator of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Auqaf department and Town I nazim have been summoned to Peshawar High Court over case regarding the province not having a crematory ground for Sikhs, Hindus to perform final rights of their dead.
The article gives details, like the name of the man who was supposedly killed, who he was mistaken for, how long he screamed for after the "crematory was activated," and how hot the crematory was allegedly turned up to.
Damascus, SANA -- Foreign and Expatriates Ministry categorically denied the US administration's accusations that the Syrian government is using a crematory to hide mass murders at Sednaya prison.
Her discovery was the first of 339 bodies that investigators would find on the grounds of the Tri-State Crematory. The bodies were littered in the woods, abandoned in sheds, stuffed into vaults, dumped into ponds, and discarded in rusting hearses.
"So, really, what's a nice girl like me doing working at a ghastly ol' crematory like Westwind?" Caitlin Doughty asks near the beginning of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory, her by turns shockingly gruesome, mordantly funny and, ultimately, richly thought-provoking memoir about working in an Oakland, California, mortuary and crematorium.