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upcycle

[uhp-sahy-kuh l]
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verb (used with object), up·cy·cled, up·cy·cling.
  1. 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.
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verb (used without object), up·cy·cled, up·cy·cling.
  1. to process goods or material in this way.
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noun
  1. Economics. a period or cycle during which business activity is at a high point: The whole industry has entered an upcycle.
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Origin of upcycle

1990–95; blend of up + recycle
Related formsup·cy·cler, noun
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