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Meaning of cannibal

can•ni•bal

Pronunciation: (kan'u-bul), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who eats human flesh, esp. for magical or religious purposes, as among certain tribal peoples.
  2. any animal that eats its own kind.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to or characteristic of a cannibal.
  2. given to cannibalism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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