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Meaning of skeletonize

skel•e•ton•ize

Pronunciation: (skel'i-tn-īz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  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.
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