Dictionary.com

recycle

[ ree-sahy-kuhl ]
/ ri藞sa瑟 k蓹l /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: recycle / recycled / recycling on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object), re路cy路cled, re路cy路cling.
verb (used without object), re路cy路cled, re路cy路cling.
to pass through a cycle again; repeat a process from the beginning.
to undergo reuse or renewal; be subject to or suitable for further use, activity, etc.: The industry will recycle and become profitable once more.
noun
the act or process of recycling.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on 鈥渟hall鈥 versus 鈥渟hould鈥? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of recycle

First recorded in 1925鈥30; re- + cycle

OTHER WORDS FROM recycle

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use recycle in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for recycle

recycle
/ (ri藧藞sa瑟kl) /

verb (tr)
to pass (a substance) through a system again for further treatment or use
to reclaim (packaging or products with a limited useful life) for further use
to institute a different cycle of processes or events in (a machine, system, etc)
to repeat (a series of operations)
noun
the repetition of a fixed sequence of events

Derived forms of recycle

recyclable or recycleable, adjective, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK