verb (used with object), can·ni·bal·ized, can·ni·bal·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), can·ni·bal·ized, can·ni·bal·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for cannibalize
But I do, so I thought “why would I cannibalize those ideas into a book?”Parks and Recreation’s Aziz Ansari Is 30 Years Old and Writing a Book About Modern Love|Abby Haglage|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I dread the time when I shall have to cannibalize the recorder.The Issahar Artifacts|Jesse Franklin Bone
British Dictionary definitions for cannibalize
Word Origin and History for cannibalize
1798 (in Burke's memoirs), figurative, and meaning "be perverted into cannibalism," from cannibal + -ize. Meaning "take parts from one construction and use them in another" is from 1943, originally of military equipment. Related: Cannibalized; cannibalizing.