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skeletonize

[skel-i-tn-ahyz] /ˈskɛl ɪ tnˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), skeletonized, skeletonizing.
1.
to reduce to a skeleton, outline, or framework.
2.
to reduce in size or number, as a military unit.
3.
to construct in outline.
Also, especially British, skeletonise.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; skeleton + -ize
Related forms
skeletonization, noun
skeletonizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for skeletonise

skeletonize

/ˈskɛlɪtəˌnaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to reduce to a minimum framework, number, or outline
2.
to create the essential framework of
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