Cannibalize meaning

kănə-bə-līz
To remove serviceable parts from (damaged airplanes, for example) for use in the repair of other equipment of the same kind.
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To deprive of vital elements or resources, such as personnel, equipment, or funding, for use elsewhere.
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To draw on as a major source.
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To practice cannibalism on.
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To practice cannibalism.
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To strip (old or worn equipment) of parts for use in other units to help keep them in service.
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To take any or all personnel or components from (one organization) for use in building up another.
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To swallow up or devour (another of the same kind)
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To incorporate (parts of someone else's writing, painting, or music or of one's own earlier work) into one's current efforts.
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Alternative form of cannibalise.
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