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Word of the Day 10/25/17 Upcycle

Upcycle (verb, noun)
upcycle [uhp-sahy-kuh l]


verb (used with object), upcycled, upcycling.
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.

verb (used without object), upcycled, upcycling.
2. to process goods or material in this way.

noun
3. Economics. a period or cycle during which business activity is at a high point: The whole industry has entered an upcycle.


Origin: 1990-95; blend of up + recycle

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