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Definition of "recycle" []

  • To put or pass through a cycle again, as for further treatment. (verb-transitive)
  • To start a different cycle in. (verb-transitive)
  • To extract useful materials from (garbage or waste). (verb-transitive)
  • To extract and reuse (useful substances found in waste). (verb-transitive)
  • To use again, especially to reprocess: recycle aluminum cans; recycle old jokes. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "recycle" in a sentence
  • "Another way to recycle is to look around your home."
  • "Supremacy Member taking the word recycle to a whole new level~"
  • "Today's game is called "recycle" - two teams take turns throwing balls at gym mats propped up vertically on either side of the gym into makeshift baskets."