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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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This approach renders different decisions from more traditional methods, because a slow-moving item may in fact be adding more incremental volume to the category than a faster-moving item that cannibalizes others in the mix.
This species also cannibalizes mates in the wild, said Sue Lawrence, now of the Scottish Natural Heritage in Aberdeen.
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