(third-person singular simple present cannibalises, present participle cannibalising, simple past and past participle cannibalised)
- To eat (parts of) another of one's own species.
- The female black widow spider is known to cannibalise the male.
- To remove parts of (a machine, etc) for use in other similar machines.
- (business) To reduce sales or market share (for one of your own products) by introducing another.
OriginSee also: cannibalize
- cannibal + -ise