cremation

The burning of dead bodies, which by Roman law had to take place outside the city walls. The simplest form of cremation was to dig a trench in the ground, which then would be filled with wood, before the corpse was placed on top and all was set alight. In this form of cremation the hole was then closed again, burying the ashes in the ground. But mo…...

Cremation

Cremation is the use of high-temperature burning, vaporization, and oxidation to reduce dead animal or human bodies to basic chemical compounds, such as gases and mineral fragments retaining the appearance of dry bone. Cremation may serve as a funeral or post-funeral rite that is an alternative to the interment of an intact dead body in a coffin o...
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Cremation

• (n.) A burning; esp., the act or practice of cremating the dead.
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cremation

noun the incineration of a dead body
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Cremation

Cre·ma'tion noun [ Latin crematio .] A burning; esp., the act or practice of cremating the dead. « Without cremation . . . of their bodies. Sir T. Browne. »
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cremation

cremation 1. The burning of a dead body to ashes. 2. The action of burning or cremating; specifically, the reduction of a corpse to ashes as a way of disposing of it in lieu of interment; an instance of this practice. The psychic viewpoint regarding cremation Cremation is the process of using fire to burn the corpse shortly after death to purify ...
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Cremation

Cremation is the burning of the bodies of the dead, a practice which was frequent in ancient times instead of burial, and which was strongly advocated in Europe and America during the Victorian era on hygienic grounds by many scientific men on account of the dangers to the living caused by the presence of graveyards and cemeteries. Various methods ...
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cremation

cremation, disposal of a corpse by fire. It is an ancient and widespread practice, second only to burial. It has been found among the chiefdoms of the Pacific Northwest, among Northern Athapascan bands in Alaska, and among Canadian cultural groups. It was noted in Greece as early as 1000 B.C. and wa...
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cremation

Disposal of the dead by burning. The custom was universal among ancient Indo-European peoples, for example, the Greeks, Romans, and Teutons. It was discontinued among Christians until the late...
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cremation

Disposal of the dead by burning. The custom was universal among ancient Indo-European peoples, for example, the Greeks, Romans, and Teutons. It was discontinued among Christians until the late 19th century because of their belief in the bodily resurrection of the dead. Overcrowded urban cemeteries gave rise to its revival in the West. It has re...
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cremation

the incineration of a dead body
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cremation

the practice of reducing a corpse to its essential elements by burning.[10 related articles]
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cremation

[n] - the incineration of a dead body
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