Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle cannibalizing
, past tense , past participle cannibalized
regional note: in BRIT, also use cannibalise
If you cannibalize something, you take it to pieces and use it to make something else.
They cannibalized damaged planes for the parts.
If one of a company's products cannibalizes
the company's sales
, people buy
of any of the company's other products.
A website need not cannibalise existing sales.
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