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cannibalizing

verb
present participle of cannibalize

Synonyms & Antonyms of cannibalizing

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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“Cannibalizing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cannibalizing. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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