verb (used with object), recycled, recycling.
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), recycled, recycling.
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.

1925–30; re- + cycle

recyclable, adjective
recyclability, noun
recycler, recyclist, noun
nonrecyclable, adjective
unrecycled, adjective Unabridged
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recycle (riːˈsaɪkəl)
1.  to pass (a substance) through a system again for further treatment or use
2.  to reclaim (packaging or products with a limited useful life) for further use
3.  to institute a different cycle of processes or events in (a machine, system, etc)
4.  to repeat (a series of operations)
5.  the repetition of a fixed sequence of events
adj, —n
adj, —n

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Example sentences
It's also a chance to teach the lessons of reuse, recycle and remake.
Today they also remind us to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Restaurant workers regularly filter and reuse the oil in the deep fryer, and home cooks can recycle cooking oil, too.
We use cloth diapers, support local organic farmers, and do the reduce-reuse-recycle thing.
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