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cannibalize definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: eat human flesh [syn: cannibalize, cannibalise]
2: use parts of something to repair something else [syn: cannibalize, cannibalise]

Merriam Webster's

verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1943 transitive verb 1. a. to take salvageable parts from (as a disabled machine) for use in building or repairing another machine b. to make use of (a part taken from one thing) in building, repairing, or creating something else 2. to deprive of an essential part or element in creating or sustaining another facility or enterprise <the energy system has begun cannibalizing the economic system it is supposed to fuel — Barry Commoner> 3. to use or draw on material of (as another writer or an earlier work) <a volume…that not only cannibalizes previous publications but is intended itself to be cannibalized — R. M. Adams> 4. to take (sales) away from an existing product by selling or being sold as a similar but new product usually from the same manufacturer; also to affect (as an existing product) adversely by cannibalizing sales intransitive verb 1. to practice cannibalism 2. to cannibalize one unit for the sake of another of the same kind • cannibalization noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (also -ise) use (a machine etc.) as a source of spare parts for others. Derivatives: cannibalization n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(cannibalizes, cannibalizing, cannibalized) Note: in BRIT, also use 'cannibalise' 1. If you cannibalize something, you take it to pieces and use it to make something else. They cannibalized damaged planes for the parts. VERB: V n 2. If one of a company's products cannibalizes the company's sales, people buy it instead of any of the company's other products. (BUSINESS) A website need not cannibalise existing sales. VERB: V n



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