Cannibalize

Cannibalize,

Definition of Cannibalize:

  1. (of an animal) eat (a member of the same species).

  2. Stripping a machine or equipment of usable parts, to maintain an identical or similar machine in working order.

  3. Use (a machine) as a source of spare parts for another, similar machine.

How to use Cannibalize in a sentence?

  1. Cannibalizing two broken-down cars might provide spare parts to make one working car.
  2. Female spiders cannibalize courting males.

Meaning of Cannibalize & Cannibalize Definition