Meaning of cannibalize
Pronunciation: (kan'u-bu-līz"), [key]
— v., -ized, -iz•ing.
- to subject to cannibalism.
- to remove parts, equipment, assets, employees, etc., from (an item, product, or business) in order to use them in another: to cannibalize old airplanes for replacement parts.
- to cut into; cause to become reduced; diminish: New products introduced in the next six months will cannibalize sales from established lines.
- to act cannibalistically; practice cannibalism.
- cannibalize (Thesaurus)