Crematorium (noun)

  1. A building or facility in which dead bodies are cremated.
  2. A place where the ashes of the dead are interred or scattered.


Late 19th century: from latin crematus, past participle of cremare "burn", + -orium.


  1. The family decided to have the deceased person cremated at the crematorium.
  2. The crematorium was located on the outskirts of the city.
  3. The ashes of the deceased were scattered in the gardens of the crematorium.
  4. It was a modern crematorium with state-of-the-art equipment.
  5. The crematorium was a somber place, where the family said their final goodbye.
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