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[pree-sahy-kuh l]
verb (used without object), pre·cy·cled, pre·cy·cling.
  1. 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.
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verb (used with object), pre·cy·cled, pre·cy·cling.
  1. to make such purchasing decisions for (goods): Precycle your purchases by buying quality products that last longer.
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Origin of precycle

First recorded in 1985–90; pre- + (re)cycle
Related formspre·cy·cler, nounpre·cy·cling, noun
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