verb (used with object), upcycled, upcycling.
to process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original: I upcycled a stained tablecloth into curtains.
verb (used without object), upcycled, upcycling.
to process goods or material in this way.
noun 3. Economics.
a period or cycle during which
business activity is at a high point: The whole industry has entered an upcycle.