freecycle

[ free-sahy-kuhl ]
/ ˌfriˈsaɪ kəl /

verb (used with object), free·cy·cled, free·cy·cling.

to give away (used goods or materials) to people who want them, or to obtain (such items) for free.

verb (used without object), free·cy·cled, free·cy·cling.

to exchange used items for free.

noun

an online community that facilitates such exchanges.

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Origin of freecycle

2000–05; blend of free and recycle

OTHER WORDS FROM freecycle

freecycler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for freecycle

freecycle
/ (ˈfriːˌsaɪkəl) /

noun

an informal network of citizens who cooperate online to promote recycling by offering one another unwanted items free of charge

verb

(tr) to recycle (an unwanted item) by offering it to someone free of charge
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