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upcycle

[ uhp-sahy-kuhl ]
/ 藞蕦p藢sa瑟 k蓹l /
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verb (used with object), up路cy路cled, up路cy路cling.
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.
verb (used without object), up路cy路cled, up路cy路cling.
to process goods or material in this way: Several new companies whose purpose is to upcycle have sprung up recently.
noun
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

First recorded in 1990鈥95; blend of up and recycle

OTHER WORDS FROM upcycle

upcycler, noun
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