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skeleton

noun [C] uk   /ˈskel.ɪ.tən/  us   /-t̬ən/
B2 the frame of bones supporting a human or animal body: We found an old sheep skeleton up on the cliffs.figurative Her long illness reduced her to a skeleton (= made her very thin). the most basic form or structure of something: The skeleton of my book is written/My book is in skeleton form - now I just have to add the details.
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in Arabic هَيْكَل عَظْمي…
in Korean 뼈대, 골격…
in Malaysian rangka…
in French squelette, charpente…
in Turkish iskelet…
in Italian scheletro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 骨骼,骨架, 框架, 架構…
in Russian скелет…
in Polish szkielet…
in Vietnamese bộ xương, khung, sườn…
in Spanish esqueleto, armazón…
in Portuguese esqueleto…
in Thai โครงกระดูก, โครงสร้าง…
in German das Skelett…
in Catalan esquelet…
in Japanese がい骨, 骨格…
in Indonesian tulang kerangka, kerangka…
in Chinese (Simplified) 骨骼,骨架, 框架, 梗概,纲要…
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