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.: Compare downcycle (def. 2).
to process goods or material so as to produce something that is often better than the original: Several new companies whose purpose is to upcycle have sprung up recently.
Economics. a period or cycle during which business activity or profitability is at a high point: The whole industry has entered an upcycle.
- up·cy·cler, noun
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