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cannibalize

can·ni·bal·ize

cannibalize

 
pronunciation:
kae n b laIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cannibalized, cannibalizes, cannibalizing
definition 1: to take apart (a vehicle or other machine) so as to use the parts in other vehicles or machines.
definition 2: to deplete (an organization) of personnel or material so as to benefit other organizations.
definition 3: to eat the flesh of (one's own species).
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to engage in cannibalism.
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derivation: cannibalization (n.)