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cremation 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
  1. the incineration of a dead body
  2. (cremate) reduce to ashes; "Cremate a corpse"
  3. (crematory) a mortuary where corpses are cremated
  4. (crematory) a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes
  5. Cremation is the process of reducing dead bodies to basic chemical compounds in the form of gases and bone fragments. This is accomplished through high temperatures and vaporization.
  6. A crematory (also known as a retort) is a machine in which cremation takes place. Crematories are usually found in funeral homes and in cemeteries. This definition is not the usual definition, see the discussion page, under definitions. ...
  7. (Crematory (band)) Crematory is a gothic metal /death metal band formed in Mannheim, Germany in 1991.
  8. (Crematory (Crematory album)) Crematory is the fourth studio album by Crematory, distributed through Massacre Records and Nuclear Blast Records. The album was also their first full German album.
  9. A burning; especially the act or practice of cremating the dead
  10. (Cremate) To dream of seeing bodies cremated, denotes enemies will reduce your influence in business circles. To think you are being cremated, portends distinct failure in enterprises, if you mind any but your own judgment in conducting them.
  11. A process that reduces the body to skeletal fragments which are then processed. These cremated remains may be buried, placed in a columbarium or kept in your home. Some people choose to purchase an urn for the cremains rather than use the container provided by the crematory.
  12. Exposing remains and the container encasing them to extreme heat and flame and processing the resulting bone fragments to a uniform size and consistency.
  13. Burning a corpse into ashes.
  14. Burning of the dead, before burial or disposal. Ashes often placed in urns
  15. (2) -- the reduction of a corpse to ashes as a way of disposing of it (Oxford Dict.)
  16. destruction of the bodily remains of the deceased by burning. This mode of postmortem treatment may be favoured for many reasons; to prevent the return of the dead, to protect the deceased from scavengers, or to prevent the transformation of the dead into a harmful entity. ...
  17. an intentionally burned human interment.
  18. Burnt human remains. Generally all that remain are small fragments of burnt bone. Sometimes these are deposited in urns, baskets or bags. Some also contain grave goods, either burned with the body or deposited afterwards, although many are unaccompanied. ...
  19. the process of burning a dead body, the ashes are often collected in an urn (a jar-like container)
  20. Cremation Society - includes US state-by-state guide, Canada, and cremation faq.
  21. In connection with the burial of Saul and his three sons, we meet for the first time with the practice of burning the dead (1 Sam. 31:11-13). The same practice is again referred to by Amos (Amos 6:10).
  22. Since the last quarter of the 19th century, the practice of cremation has gained acceptance in America and many European countries, whereas in the Orient, especially in India, it has been perhaps the most common way of disposing of dead bodies. ...
  23. the practice of reducing a deceased person to its essential elements by burning. In the ancient world cremation took place on an open pyre. It was practiced by the Greeks (who considered it suitable for heroes and war dead) and the Romans (among whom it became a status symbol). ...
  24. The burning of a dead body until it turns to ash.
  25. Cremation is the process whereby the body is incinerated by intense heat and flame. The body and its container (e.g. a casket) are vaporized with the exception of any non-combustible materials. Cremation usually takes about three hours. ...