Dictionary.com

upcycle

[ uhp-sahy-kuhl ]
/ ˈʌpˌsaɪ kəl /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object), up·cy·cled, up·cy·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·cy·cled, up·cy·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.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of upcycle

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

OTHER WORDS FROM upcycle

upcycler, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
FEEDBACK