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Definition of "cannibalise" [cannibalise]

  • To eat (parts of) another of one's own species. (verb)
  • To remove parts of (a machine, etc) for use in other similar machines. (verb)

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Use "cannibalise" in a sentence
  • ""(Also) I think we need to be careful about the use of the word 'cannibalise' which brings with it an imputation of bad behaviour.""
  • ""cannibalise" doctors and patients from existing general practices."
  • ""cannibalise" when asking about the possibility super clinics would poach doctors."