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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cannibalize

To take out parts or components from one aircraft to service another and make it operational.
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Differential effects of cannibalism on development parameters and the developmental times of third instars, pupae and adults, and the relationship between the proportion of cannibalized larvae and the number of paper barriers to encounters were analyzed by one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA).
One group of hatchlings never cannibalized (57%) and consequently died from other reasons than cannibalism.
Among the casualties, 58 died in battle or were murdered (several were cannibalized), 45 died of smallpox, 21 from dysentery, 14 drowned, and 1 was killed by a crocodile; several others died of starvation (all of this from the preface to this book).
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.
New lives will be created and cannibalized so that Grandma can push her arthritic bones around the old people's home for a few more weary months.
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.
Meanwhile, Iqbal cried "unfair" to accusation by the Philippine National Police that the MILF "cannibalized" the 16 firearms of the SAF men that were returned by the group to authorities.
Surveillance video captured the brutal 18-minute "zombie" attack, in which (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/346484/20120529/miami-cannibal-rudy-eugene-photos-zombie-attack.htm) Eugene cannibalized
Night check found the wrong switch had been ordered both times, and the cannibalized switch was wrong, too.
In The Island, futuristic technology is used to grow human clones who are dehumanized into "products" and cannibalized for spare parts.