What is Cremation?

...People generally understand what the term cremation means. When we are asked for a detailed definition, however, we tend to hesitate while searching for appropriate words. A suggested definition of cremation is: "The mechanical and/or thermal or other dissolution process that reduces human remains to bone fragments." Cremation includes the processing of, and the pulverization of, the bone fragments.

~Courtesy of the Cremation Association of North America

Although most people do not care to get into more detail than what is described above, should you have additional questions about cremation, feel free to ask them of your trusted funeral care professional.