incinerate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v incinerate cause to undergo combustion "burn garbage","The car burns only Diesel oil"
    • v incinerate become reduced to ashes "The paper incinerated quickly"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Incinerate Reduced to ashes by burning; thoroughly consumed by fire.
    • v. t Incinerate To burn to ashes; to consume by fire; to burn. "It is the fire only that incinerates bodies."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • incinerate To burn to ashes.
    • incinerate Burnt to ashes.
    • incinerate To be reduced to ashes by the burning off of organic matter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Incinerate to burn to ashes
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. incineratus, p. p. of incinerare, to incinerate; L. pref. in-, in + cinis, cineris, ashes
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. incinerāre, -ātumin, in, cinis, cineris, ashes.

Usage

In literature:

Later I was told of the "incineration" and his eloquent defense of me, and I thanked him for it.
"The Story of a Pioneer" by Anna Howard Shaw
She melted them, or softly molded them, or incinerated them, as she pleased.
"The Night-Born" by Jack London
At this expression of cynicism Rulledge gave him a look that would have incinerated another.
"Between The Dark And The Daylight" by William Dean Howells
It had seemingly perished by fire, a layer of incinerated matter lying at the bottom of each pit.
"Early Britain--Roman Britain" by Edward Conybeare
We stood on the pavement, before Elemental Man calling on Elemental Powers to condemn and incinerate Creation.
"A Diversity of Creatures" by Rudyard Kipling
He tried to picture Buck weeping near the incinerator, and failed.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
See that the mess sergeant looks after the incinerator properly; that he makes the cooks use what he tells them to.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
After drying the filter with its contents, the whole was again incinerated in a porcelain dish and the residue treated as before.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891" by Various
Therefore, old bandages, pieces of absorbent cotton, and the like should go into the incinerator.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
The boy touched one of the incinerated little ones to feel if it were alive; burnt his fingers and applied them to his mouth.
"Charles Lamb" by Walter Jerrold
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In poetry:

The first speaker said
Fear fire. Fear furnaces
Incinerators, the city dump
The faint scratch of a match.
"Paper Men To Air Hopes And Fears" by Robert Francis
Who like a Phoenix did not burn in vain,
Incinerated to revive again;
From whose exalted urn young love shall rise,
Exulting from a funeral sacrifice.
"On The Consequences Of Happy Marriages" by George Moses Horton

In news:

They discussed a contract with Covanta Energy to refurbish the county's trash incinerator .
At Tuesday night's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, representatives from two companies spoke to magistrates about incinerators .
Jersey Journal file photo The Jersey City Incinerator Authority.
Chris Christie signed a bill into law last week that allows the Jersey City Incinerator Authority to expand its services, and makes possible a long-discussed merger of the agency with the city Department of Public Works.
Slag formation in incinerator .
Last of Northwest's chemical weapons headed to incinerator .
Environment and Health Issue, Detroit's Incinerator Permit.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has what it calls a solid waste hierarchy, which encourages the use of incinerators like Red Wing's.
Red Wing's garbage incinerator runs in the red and may be too expensive to keep going.
Tahar Bayahi, who runs Tunisia's largest grocery store chain, spent the days right after the revolution toting up his losses: one-quarter of his 60 stores nationwide incinerated and another quarter pillaged.
Nothing beats running for burning calories, and the faster your feet hit the ground, the more calories you incinerate.
In the UK today, nearly 5 million tonnes of paper are being dumped in landfill or incinerated each year.
And about 70% went into dumps or incinerators, not the recycling bin.
The blaze incinerated the tractor trailer's contents after igni.
In a Hindu practice that would shock the sensibilities of most Americans, grieved families from across India bring the bodies of their loved ones to be incinerated on wooden pyres in public view in the ancient holy city of Varanasi.
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In science:

Whether or not these fields are important for the later flame propagation when the WD is incinerated or for observations of the SNe Ia is an interesting question.
The Internal Shear of Type Ia Supernova Progenitors During Accretion and Simmering
Ultimately, however, explosive burning is ignited and the white dwarf is incinerated in seconds.
Type Ia Supernovae as Stellar Endpoints and Cosmological Tools
Instead, fuel in the accreted envelope is incinerated to iron-peak or heavier nuclei (Shatz et al. 2001).
On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code
Chandrasekhar mass white dwarf of initial density 1.9 109 g/cm3 starting from two different numbers of equal size bubbles, as detailed in Table 1 (Nb is the initial number of bubbles, Rb its initial radius, Mb the mass incinerated initially, and the other symbols have their usual meanings).
Thermonuclear Supernovae: Is Deflagration Triggered by Floating Bubbles?
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