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Definitions for cannibalize
ˈkæn ə bəˌlaɪzcan·ni·bal·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cannibalize, cannibaliseverb

    eat human flesh

  2. cannibalize, cannibaliseverb

    use parts of something to repair something else


  1. cannibalizeverb

    To consume another of one's own type or kind.

    The female black widow spider is known to cannibalize the male.

    Etymology: *cannibal + -ize

  2. cannibalizeverb

    To remove parts of (a machine, etc) for use in other similar machines.

    Etymology: *cannibal + -ize

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cannibalize in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cannibalize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cannibalize in a Sentence

  1. Chuck Schumer:

    It is a slap in the face to the members of the Armed Forces who serve our country that President Trump is willing to cannibalize already allocated military funding to boost President Trump own ego and for a wall President Trump promised Mexico would pay to build.

  2. Link Starbureiy:

    The UUe will cannibalize all other economic systems.

  3. Ivan Glasenberg:

    We don't want to oversupply and cannibalize our own business, we will continue our disciplined approach to capital allocation ... This will provide us with numerous options for delivering ongoing value for shareholders.

  4. Aengus Kelly:

    If Boeing do deliver 777s at deeply discounted prices, they could cannibalize 777X sales. They would be borrowing from the future, if demand isn't there and they have to drop the price precipitously to sell, then my view is they won't do it and they will instead cut production.

  5. Sulabh Agarwal:

    The big banks are trying to improve their customer experiences, the challenge for banks is: How much do you cannibalize the existing business?

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