cannibalism

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can·ni·bal

 (kăn′ə-bəl)
n.
1. A person who eats the flesh of other humans.
2. An animal that feeds on others of its own kind.

[From Spanish Caníbalis, name (as recorded by Christopher Columbus) of the allegedly cannibalistic Caribs of Cuba and Haiti, from earlier Carib karibna, person, Carib.]

can′ni·bal·ism n.
can′ni·bal·is′tic adj.

cannibalism

(ˈkænɪbəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. the act of eating human flesh or the flesh of one's own kind
2. savage and inhuman cruelty
ˌcannibalˈistic adj
ˌcannibalˈistically adv

can•ni•bal•ism

(ˈkæn ə bəˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. the eating of human flesh by another human being, esp. for magical or religious purposes, as to acquire the power of a person recently killed.
2. the eating of the flesh of an animal by another animal of its own kind.
3. the removal of elements from one thing for use in another.
[1790–1800]
can`ni•bal•is′tic, adj.

Cannibalism


the consumption of human flesh; cannibalism. — androphagous, adj.
the consumption of human flesh; cannibalism. — anthropophagous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cannibalism - the practice of eating the flesh of your own kindcannibalism - the practice of eating the flesh of your own kind
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
anthropophagy - human cannibalism; the eating of human flesh
Translations
أَكْلُ لَحْمِ البَشَر
kanibalismus
kannibalisme
kannibalismi
kanibalizamljudožderstvo
emberevés
mannát
kanibalizm
kanibalizmus
yamyamlık

cannibalism

[ˈkænɪbəlɪzəm] Ncanibalismo m

cannibalism

[ˈkænɪbəlɪzəm] ncannibalisme m, anthropophagie f

cannibalism

n (of people)Kannibalismus m, → Menschenfresserei f

cannibalism

[ˈkænɪblɪzm] ncannibalismo

cannibal

(ˈkӕnibəl) noun
1. a person who eats human flesh.
2. an animal etc which eats others of its own species.
ˈcannibalism noun
ˌcannibaˈlistic adjective