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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.
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Adj.1.cannibalistic - characteristic of cannibals or exhibiting cannibalism; "cannibalistic behavior"
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[ˌkænɪbəˈlɪstɪk] ADJcanibalesco
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adjkannibalisch; people alsoMenschen fressend
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[ˌkænɪbəˈlɪstɪk] adjcannibalesco/a
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(ˈkӕnibəl) noun
1. a person who eats human flesh.
2. an animal etc which eats others of its own species.
ˈcannibalism noun
ˌcannibaˈlistic adjective
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In America, he becomes part of a suburban community in the 1950s, works with the Project Mercury astronauts in the 1960s, and becomes the leader of a cannibalistic cult in the 1970s.