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Synonyms for cannibalize

eat human flesh

use parts of something to repair something else

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I can't feel safe cannibalising something but I don't mind eating chicken" - Whoopi Goldberg.
It was mentioned that when asked if it would not cannibalise its successful and only slightly higher priced Santro, Saxena said, "The Eon will expand our market share by cannibalising into our competitors' products.
As the days go by, all hope of rescue fades until Heinrich Dorfmann (Hardy Kruger) announces he is an aeroplane designer and, by cannibalising the wrecked plane, he can build a craft to fly them to safety.
It seems to be growing the market rather than cannibalising existing PC sales." He added: It's a very uncertain macro environment.
The retailer, which specialises in a low-cost items including clothes, said its expansion programme was possible because it could trade at multiple locations within a number of cities "without cannibalising existing store sales".