skeletonize


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skel·e·ton·ize

 (skĕl′ĭ-tn-īz′)
tr.v. skel·e·ton·ized, skel·e·ton·iz·ing, skel·e·ton·iz·es
1. To reduce to skeleton form: "Carnivorous beetles ... can skeletonize a bat within hours" (Scientific American).
2. To outline or sketch briefly.
3. To reduce in size or number: skeletonized the hospital staff to cut costs.

skeletonize

(ˈskɛlɪtəˌnaɪz) or

skeletonise

vb (tr)
1. to reduce to a minimum framework, number, or outline
2. to create the essential framework of

skel•e•ton•ize

(ˈskɛl ɪ tnˌaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to reduce to a skeleton, outline, or framework.
[1635–45]
skel′e•ton•iz`er, n.

skeletonize


Past participle: skeletonized
Gerund: skeletonizing

Imperative
skeletonize
skeletonize
Present
I skeletonize
you skeletonize
he/she/it skeletonizes
we skeletonize
you skeletonize
they skeletonize
Preterite
I skeletonized
you skeletonized
he/she/it skeletonized
we skeletonized
you skeletonized
they skeletonized
Present Continuous
I am skeletonizing
you are skeletonizing
he/she/it is skeletonizing
we are skeletonizing
you are skeletonizing
they are skeletonizing
Present Perfect
I have skeletonized
you have skeletonized
he/she/it has skeletonized
we have skeletonized
you have skeletonized
they have skeletonized
Past Continuous
I was skeletonizing
you were skeletonizing
he/she/it was skeletonizing
we were skeletonizing
you were skeletonizing
they were skeletonizing
Past Perfect
I had skeletonized
you had skeletonized
he/she/it had skeletonized
we had skeletonized
you had skeletonized
they had skeletonized
Future
I will skeletonize
you will skeletonize
he/she/it will skeletonize
we will skeletonize
you will skeletonize
they will skeletonize
Future Perfect
I will have skeletonized
you will have skeletonized
he/she/it will have skeletonized
we will have skeletonized
you will have skeletonized
they will have skeletonized
Future Continuous
I will be skeletonizing
you will be skeletonizing
he/she/it will be skeletonizing
we will be skeletonizing
you will be skeletonizing
they will be skeletonizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been skeletonizing
you have been skeletonizing
he/she/it has been skeletonizing
we have been skeletonizing
you have been skeletonizing
they have been skeletonizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been skeletonizing
you will have been skeletonizing
he/she/it will have been skeletonizing
we will have been skeletonizing
you will have been skeletonizing
they will have been skeletonizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been skeletonizing
you had been skeletonizing
he/she/it had been skeletonizing
we had been skeletonizing
you had been skeletonizing
they had been skeletonizing
Conditional
I would skeletonize
you would skeletonize
he/she/it would skeletonize
we would skeletonize
you would skeletonize
they would skeletonize
Past Conditional
I would have skeletonized
you would have skeletonized
he/she/it would have skeletonized
we would have skeletonized
you would have skeletonized
they would have skeletonized
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References in periodicals archive ?
They skeletonize the leaves by rasping away the green part of the leaves, then make holes in the leaf.
Grace Around The World manages to sidestep the typical pitfalls of record-company attempts to skeletonize material from gone-too-soon performers, largely because of the startlingly refreshing lack of pretense in Buckley's performances and interviews.
In essence, the nailhead-sized black-and-white beetle lays eggs on the leaves of the Purple Loosestrife that eventually become small larvae that eat, or as the students said yesterday, skeletonize them eventually killing the bad plant.