incinerate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin incinerātus, perfect participle of incinerō (to burn into ashes), from cinis (ashes).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (verb, UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɪnəɹeɪt/
    • (file)
  • (adjective, UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɪnəɹət/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɪnɚeɪt/, /ɪnˈsɪnjɚeɪt/

Verb[edit]

incinerate (third-person singular simple present incinerates, present participle incinerating, simple past and past participle incinerated)

  1. (transitive) To destroy by burning.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

incinerate (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Reduced to ashes by burning; thoroughly consumed.
    • 1631, Francis [Bacon], “7. Century.”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. [], 3rd edition, London: [] VVilliam Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee [], OCLC 1044372886:
      FIRE burneth wood, making it first luminous; then black and brittle; and lastly , broken and incinerate

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

incinerāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of incinerō