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Definition of "cannibalism" [can•ni•bal•ism]

  • The act of eating another of one's own species. (noun)
  • In speech, the occurrence of one word "eating" part or all of the next word, because the syllables ar the same. For example, "Look, an MIT shirt" for "Look, an MIT T-shirt". (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "cannibalism" in a sentence
  • "Now they are imprisoned in the coal, and cannibalism is what must occur among them."
  • "I think the sexual connotation of cannibalism is self-evident."
  • "The cannibalism is a little harder to stomach, as it were — but I'm sure that's exactly why Wells put it in."