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cremains

Syllabification: cre·mains
Pronunciation: /kriˈmānz
 
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Definition of cremains in English:

plural noun

A person’s cremated remains.
Example sentences
  • The cremains, a term of art in the funeral business, may certainly be felt if they are not sealed in a container; if they are, then feel free to touch the container.
  • It contains approximately 1900 crypts and 5000 niches for cremains.
  • A private family service will be held, with cremains to be interred at St. Alexander Roman Catholic cemetery, Woodridge, Man.

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