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skeletonize

skel·e·ton·ize

skeletonize

 
pronunciation:
ske l t naIz
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: skeletonized, skeletonizes, skeletonizing
definition 1: to reduce to a skeleton or basic structure.
definition 2: to present an outline of.
He skeletonized the plot of the film.
definition 3: to reduce in size or number.
After the defeat, the armed forces were skeletonized.