Definition of Cannibalise

1. Verb. Eat human flesh.

Exact synonyms: Cannibalize
Generic synonyms: Consume, Have, Ingest, Take, Take In
Derivative terms: Cannibal, Cannibal



2. Verb. Use parts of something to repair something else.
Exact synonyms: Cannibalize
Generic synonyms: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize
Entails: Break Apart, Break Up, Disassemble, Dismantle, Take Apart

Definition of Cannibalise

1. Verb. To eat the flesh of one's own specie. ¹

2. Verb. To remove parts of (a machine, etc) for use in other similar machines. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cannibalise

1. [v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cannibalise

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cannels
cannelure
cannelured
cannelures
canner
canneries
canners
cannery
cannet
cannibal
cannibal mound
cannibalic
cannibalisation
cannibalisations
cannibalise (current term)
cannibalised
cannibalises
cannibalising
cannibalism
cannibalisms
cannibalistic
cannibalistically
cannibalization
cannibalizations
cannibalize
cannibalized
cannibalizes
cannibalizing
cannibally

Literary usage of Cannibalise

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1. Energy Policies of IEA Countries by IEA Staff, International Energy Agency, Agence internationale de l'énergie, Agencia Internacional de la Energía, SourceOECD (Online service) (2004)
"... time that Sydkraft seeks to expand gas use, it is competing as an electricity producer and supplier and would not, of course, want to cannibalise its ..."

2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1831)
"... that in all probability a horrible cannibalise would have been perpetrated on our countryman but for the interference of one of their chiefs, ..."

3. Mobile Phones: Pricing Structures and Trends by Sam Paltridge (2000)
"... a way that it will significantly "cannibalise" voice service. The problem for mobile networks is not only are they more constrained than fixed networks ..."

4. Authoritative Christianity: The First Ecumenical Council ... which was Held by James Chrystal (1908)
"... who believe what its great leader, Cyril of Alexandria, calls cannibalise} in the Eucharist and the logical sequences of that Christ insulting heresy. ..."

5. Organic Agriculture: Sustainability, Markets and Policies by Oecd, OECD Staff, Darryl Jones, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope (2003)
"... afford to keep prices relatively high, especially since lower prices might only cannibalise their existing business in parallel conventional products. ..."

6. Polynesian Reminiscences: Or, Life in the South Pacific Islands by William Thomas Pritchard (1866)
"But, as the result of my inquiries and observations, I do not think the Fijians practised cannibalise., as a rule, for the mere indulgence of the appetite. ..."

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