To cause to undergo special or additional processing before reuse.(verb-transitive)
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Use "reprocess" in a sentence
""They certainly intend to reprocess, which is their first public acknowledgment of a nuclear-weapons program," said one senior administration official."
"In June 1994 North Korea announced that it was leaving the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, expelling foreign weapons inspectors, and planning to reprocess spent nuclear fuel to separate plutonium, a key ingredient in a nuclear weapon."
"After the 1994 agreement fell apart, the North Koreans were able to reprocess 8,000 spent fuel rods - which had been held in a cooling pond and monitored by U.N. inspectors - to acquire enough plutonium for as many as 10 weapons."