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cannibalize

[′kan·ə·bə‚līz]
(engineering)
To remove parts from one piece of equipment and use them to replace like, defective parts in a similar piece of equipment in order to keep the latter operational.

cannibalize

To take out parts or components from one aircraft to service another and make it operational.
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The proportion of cannibalized larvae was calculated by dividing the number killed by the initial number of M.
One group of hatchlings never cannibalized (57%) and consequently died from other reasons than cannibalism.
McFadden was commissioned to make the "Foyer de Danse" sets and costumes, but they were so unworkable that they were ditched a few years later; the work itself wasn't good enough to be cannibalized, never mind repeated.
During forecasting sessions, adjustments can be made not only for promoted items, but also for SKUs that may be cannibalized by them.
Merchants must accept that cannibalized sales are better than lost sales.
It is that lost world which is the focus of Piero Camporesi's book; a world where Hell was a vivid fear and where the same "cruel" God who so threatened humanity was also a savior who allowed himself to be cannibalized as the Eucharist with miraculous results.
the 46 stores considered comparable, eight were cannibalized in some
We believe that the traditional private line market will eventually be cannibalized by newer technologies, such as IP services and gigabit Ethernet services, but right now it is a huge profit center for the carriers," says INSIGHT president Robert Rosenberg.
In The Island, futuristic technology is used to grow human clones who are dehumanized into "products" and cannibalized for spare parts.
And while it doesn't come up with very compelling answers to that question, it does so as nonexploitively as one could imagine a film about a guy who drugged, sexually abused, murdered and cannibalized 17 young men (most of them poor minorities) might.
Most occupy an assortment of cannibalized and converted existing buildings, but a new mixed development by Ash Sakula Architects aims to provide much needed new live/work spaces.
There were bibliographic references uptown too: The cannibalized atlases and magazines suggested another kind of library, while works like Utopia Mountains, 1998, and Desert Bloom, 2000, cited the literature on American crackpot-visionaries from Thoreau and the Shakers t o Ted Kaczynski and the Manson Family.