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Meaning of INCINERATION

Pronunciation:  `ins'inur`eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of burning something completely; reducing it to ashes
 

INCINERATION is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 See Also: burning, combustion, cremation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*cin`er*a"tion\, n. [LL. incineratio: cf. F.
incin['e]ration.]
The act of incinerating, or the state of being incinerated;
cremation.

      The phenix kind, Of whose incineration, There riseth a
      new creation.                            --Skelton.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: blazing, blistering, branding, burning, calcination, carbonization, cauterization, cautery, cineration, combustion, concremation, cracking, cremation, cupellation, deflagration, destructive distillation, distillation, distilling, flaming, funeral pile, oxidation, oxidization, parching, pyre, pyrolysis, reduction to ashes, refining, scorching, scorification, searing, self-immolation, singeing, smelting, suttee, the stake, thermogenesis, vesication
 

 

 

 

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