verb (used with object)
to treat or process (used or waste materials) so as to make suitable for reuse
: recycling paper to save trees.
to alter or adapt for new use without changing the essential form or nature
of: The old factory is being recycled as a theater.
to use again in the original form or with minimal alteration: The governor recycled some speeches from his early days.
to cause to pass through a cycle
again: to recycle laundry through a washing machine.
verb (used without object)
to pass through a cycle
again; repeat a process from the beginning.
to undergo reuse or renewal; be subject to or suitable for further use, activity, etc.: The industry will recycle and become profitable once more.
the act or process of recycling.
recycler, recyclist, noun