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Definition of Incineration

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burning to ashes; act of completely burning something
Incineration Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The act of incinerating, or the state of being incinerated; cremation.
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\in*cin`er*a"tion\ (?), n. [ll. incineratio: cf. f. incinération.] the act of incinerating, or the state of being incinerated; cremation. the phenix kind, of whose incineration, there riseth a new creation. [

WordNet 2.0

1. the act of burning something completely; reducing it to ashes
(hypernym) burning, combustion
(hyponym) cremation
(derivation) incinerate
Incineration Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Incineration is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials. Incineration and other high-temperature waste treatment systems are described as "thermal treatment". Incineration of waste materials converts the waste into ash, flue gas, and heat. The ash is mostly formed by the inorganic constituents of the waste, and may take the form of solid lumps or particulates carried by the flue gas. The flue gases must be cleaned of gaseous and particulate pollutants before they are dispersed into the atmosphere. In some cases, the heat generated by incineration can be used to generate electric power.

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Incineration Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Terms of Environment
A treatment technology involving destruction of waste by controlled burning at high temperatures; e.g., burning sludge to remove the water and reduce the remaining residues to a safe, non-burnable ash that can be disposed of safely on land, in some waters, or in underground locations.
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The act of burning a material to ashes.