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cannibalize

verb

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to remove parts from a machine, car, etc., to repair or build another one
  • He cannibalized one washing machine to fix another.
  • Many parts of the engine were cannibalized from older cars.

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“Cannibalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cannibalize. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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