cannibalize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlecannibalizing
past tensecannibalized
past participlecannibalized
  1. 1
    to take parts of something, for example parts from a machine, in order to make something else
  2. 2
    business to take assets (=money or property) from one business in order to improve another one
  3. 3
    to eat another human, or another animal of the same type