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recycle

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ˌriːˈsaɪkl/
ENVIRONMENT to use a special industrial process in order to make materials and products ready to be used again: Remember to reduce, reuse, or recycle.be recycled Equipment that is too old to repair is recycled.recycle goods/material/waste Waste is separated into four different bins in order to recycle it.recycle sth into sth Plastic bottles can be recycled into a myriad other products. →  Compare reclaim , repurpose
to use money for a different purpose from the one it was originally intended for: recycle sth into sth The original capital of $500,000 has been recycled into loans totaling $22 million.
(Definition of recycle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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