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recycle

re·cy·cle

recycle

 
pronunciation:
ri saI kl
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: recycled, recycles, recycling
definition 1: to treat (discarded items) for reuse or so as to recover reusable materials.
Don't throw all that paper in the garbage; it can be recycled.
 
definition 2: to reuse or adapt to a new use.
definition 3: to pass or send through a cycle again.
derivations: recyclable (adj.), recyclability (n.)
Word Builder: recycle +
  • recycling:
    the activity of processing things so that they can be used again.
  • recyclable:
    able to be recycled.
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The word recycle contains the following part:
cycl, cyclo Greek root that means wheel, circle