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
But they caution that a tree with tinsel or fake snow spray cannot be recycled.
Their plots recycled old musical formulas, with singers lip-syncing to
  pre-recorded tracks instead of performing live.
Some are ready made, others recycled, and many repurposed.
After an update to its software, a robot scientist has recycled its previous
  research to make a new biological discovery.
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