Recycle definition

rē-sīkəl
To put or pass through a cycle again; reuse in a cycle.

The coolant is recycled after it condenses.

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To use again and again, as a single supply of water in cooling, washing, diluting, etc.
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To pass through a cycle or part of a cycle again, as for checking, treating, etc.
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To pass through a cycle, system, etc. and return to the starting point again or repeatedly.

The electronic flash recycles in 5 seconds; the water recycles through the cooling system.

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To engage in recycling empty bottles, old newspapers, etc.
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To alter or adapt to a new use or function.

Recycle an old tenement into condominiums.

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To recycle is to use again or to reuse waste material by converting it into something new.

An example of recycle is when you return bottles, which are then processed into new glass products.

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To extract useful materials from (garbage or waste).
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To recondition and adapt to a new use or function.

Recycling old warehouses as condominiums.

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To use again; bring back; reuse.

Recycle a speech from a previous campaign.

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To break down and reuse component materials.

Recycled paper.

Recycled plastic.

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To gather up and turn in (empty bottles and cans, old newspapers, etc.) to be so treated or processed.
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To collect or place in a bin for recycling.
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(intransitive, ergative) To be recycled.

Sulfur recycles in the sulfur cycle.

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To extract and reuse (useful substances found in waste).

Recycle steel from old cars.

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To reuse as a whole.
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To use again.

Recycle old jokes.

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To treat or process in order to use again.
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To recycle waste materials.

Residents are encouraged to recycle.

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Origin of recycle

  • From re- +"Ž cycle.

    From Wiktionary