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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 biggest segment achieves growth in large part by cannibalizing users from other segments, while smaller segments cannot seem to decide whether other collaborative segments are helping or hurting.
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Returning recreation fees to recreation projects is a good theory," says Dan DuBray for Montana Congressman Marlenee, "but the budget constraints of the agencies would start cannibalizing that money.
Carriers are probably scared of cannibalizing their revenues, but let's look at the real cost of offering this service.
Here, possibly, is an emerging spare parts industry, through which members of the helping professions can grow wealthy cannibalizing the young for those of us who disdain growing old.
But Chevy officials also hope to draw in customers from Durango and Explorer without cannibalizing their own Tahoe owners.
I'm not scared of cannibalizing our business, because I'd rather we cannibalize our own business than let someone else do it.
This is an industry-wide conundrum; fixed operators must tread a fine line between cannibalizing fixed line services with overcompelling VoIP pricing and offering unattractive VoIP services," adds Zibi.
All these movies are so similar that they will be cannibalizing each other.
Manufacturers will need to integrate more premium light beers into their portfolios without cannibalizing sales of regular premium imports.
With a dwindling force, the LAPD is cannibalizing its own ranks by taking cops away from special units to put them on the streets.
The financial viability of many of the lesser bowl games will begin to be called into question as they will be viewed as merely adding to the clutter of the college football scene while partially cannibalizing the much needed revenue streams of the elite bowls.