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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
Translations of “repurpose”
in Chinese (Traditional) 重新利用, 改變…的用途, 為…找到新用途…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重新利用, 改变…的用途, 为…找到新用途…
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