meaning of cannibalistic

cannibalistic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1840, from cannibal + -istic. Elder but neglecting to grow were cannibalic, cannibalish (both from 1824).

cannibalistic meaning in General Dictionary

characteristic of cannibals or exhibiting cannibalism

Sentence Examples with the word cannibalistic

As a commercial product spider-silk has been found to be equal, if not superior, to the best silk spun by lepidopterous larvae; but the cannibalistic propensities of spiders, making it impossible to keep more than one in a single receptacle, coupled with the difficulty of getting them to spin freely in a confined space, have hitherto prevented the silk being used on any extensive scale for textile fabrics.

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