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Synonyms for cannibalize

eat human flesh

use parts of something to repair something else

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Programs and solutions that drive one product or brand to the exclusion of others merely cannibalize and fail to drive incremental profits.
Employers may contribute to each plan, but they should understand that discrimination rules may impact the operation of the programs, resulting in unintended consequences if the HSA cannibalizes the qualified retirement plan.
But when Hatch embraced embryonic stem cell experimentation -- which cannibalizes living human embryos for medical research -- it outraged his social conservative constituency in Utah.
The Navy frequently cannibalizes airplanes for parts, which doubles the maintenance workload.
Without an accurate understanding of how one item cannibalizes the rest of its market segment, one cannot determine whether an item is adding variety or duplication to the mix.