- to process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original: I upcycled a stained tablecloth into curtains.
- to process goods or material in this way.
- Economics. a period or cycle during which business activity is at a high point: The whole industry has entered an upcycle.
Origin of upcycle
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018