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.
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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