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English definition of “repurpose”

repurpose

verb [T]     /ˌriːˈpɜːpəs/ ENVIRONMENT
to use something for a different purpose to the one for which it was originally intended: A single container could be repurposed as many as 30 times.repurpose sth as sth Cities have repurposed their former downtown and industrial areas as entertainment districts. → Compare recycle
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