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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.
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cannibalize

To take out parts or components from one aircraft to service another and make it operational.
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