[ pree-sahy-kuh l ]
/ priˈsaɪ kəl /

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

to make purchasing decisions that will ultimately delay, reduce, or eliminate the need to recycle or dispose of waste: One way you can precycle is by buying food in bulk, so there's less packaging to throw away.

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

to make such purchasing decisions for (goods): Precycle your purchases by buying quality products that last longer.

Nearby words

  1. precursive,
  2. precursor,
  3. precursory,
  4. precursory cartilage,
  5. precut,
  6. pred.,
  7. predacious,
  8. predacity,
  9. predate,
  10. predation

Origin of precycle

First recorded in 1985–90; pre- + (re)cycle

Related formspre·cy·cler, nounpre·cy·cling, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019