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re·cy·cle

 (rē-sī′kəl)
v. re·cy·cled, re·cy·cling, re·cy·cles
v.tr.
1. To put or pass through a cycle again; reuse in a cycle: The coolant is recycled after it condenses.
2.
a. To extract useful materials from (garbage or waste).
b. To extract and reuse (useful substances found in waste): recycle steel from old cars.
3.
a. To use again: recycle old jokes.
b. To recondition and adapt to a new use or function: recycling old warehouses as condominiums.
v.intr.
To recycle waste materials: Residents are encouraged to recycle.

recycle

(riːˈsaɪkəl)
vb (tr)
1. to pass (a substance) through a system again for further treatment or use
2. to reclaim (packaging or products with a limited useful life) for further use
3. (Mechanical Engineering) to institute a different cycle of processes or events in (a machine, system, etc)
4. (Mechanical Engineering) to repeat (a series of operations)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) the repetition of a fixed sequence of events
reˈcyclable, reˈcycleable adj, n

re•cy•cle

(riˈsaɪ kəl)

v. -cled, -cling. v.t.
1. to treat or process (used or waste materials) so as to make suitable for reuse.
2. to alter or adapt for new use.
3. to use again in the original form or with minimal alteration: to recycle a speech.
4. to cause to pass through a cycle again.
v.i.
5. to pass through a cycle again; repeat a process from the beginning.
6. to engage in recycling used or waste materials.
[1925–30]
re•cy′cla•ble, adj., n.
re•cy`cla•bil′i•ty, n.

re·cy·cle

(rē-sī′kəl)
To collect and usually reprocess discarded materials for reuse, often in another form. For example, newspaper and other paper waste can be reprocessed to make cardboard or insulation, and plastics can be melted down and molded into new products. Recycling helps reduce pollution and conserve natural resources.

recycle


Past participle: recycled
Gerund: recycling

Imperative
recycle
recycle
Present
I recycle
you recycle
he/she/it recycles
we recycle
you recycle
they recycle
Preterite
I recycled
you recycled
he/she/it recycled
we recycled
you recycled
they recycled
Present Continuous
I am recycling
you are recycling
he/she/it is recycling
we are recycling
you are recycling
they are recycling
Present Perfect
I have recycled
you have recycled
he/she/it has recycled
we have recycled
you have recycled
they have recycled
Past Continuous
I was recycling
you were recycling
he/she/it was recycling
we were recycling
you were recycling
they were recycling
Past Perfect
I had recycled
you had recycled
he/she/it had recycled
we had recycled
you had recycled
they had recycled
Future
I will recycle
you will recycle
he/she/it will recycle
we will recycle
you will recycle
they will recycle
Future Perfect
I will have recycled
you will have recycled
he/she/it will have recycled
we will have recycled
you will have recycled
they will have recycled
Future Continuous
I will be recycling
you will be recycling
he/she/it will be recycling
we will be recycling
you will be recycling
they will be recycling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been recycling
you have been recycling
he/she/it has been recycling
we have been recycling
you have been recycling
they have been recycling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been recycling
you will have been recycling
he/she/it will have been recycling
we will have been recycling
you will have been recycling
they will have been recycling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been recycling
you had been recycling
he/she/it had been recycling
we had been recycling
you had been recycling
they had been recycling
Conditional
I would recycle
you would recycle
he/she/it would recycle
we would recycle
you would recycle
they would recycle
Past Conditional
I would have recycled
you would have recycled
he/she/it would have recycled
we would have recycled
you would have recycled
they would have recycled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.recycle - cause to repeat a cycle
cycle - cause to go through a recurring sequence; "cycle the laundry in this washing program"
2.recycle - use again after processing; "We must recycle the cardboard boxes"
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
rehash - present or use over, with no or few changes
reclaim, recover - reuse (materials from waste products)

recycle

verb reprocess, reuse, salvage, reclaim, save All glass bottles that can't be refilled can be recycled.
Translations
recyklovat
genbrugerecirkulere
wiederverwertenrezyklieren
kierrättää
reciklirati
újra feldolgoz
endurvinna
再生利用する
재활용하다
pakartotinai panaudojamaspakartotinai panaudoti
pārstrādāt
recyklovať
reciklirati
återvinna
นำกลับมาใช้อีก
tái chế

recycle

[ˌriːˈsaɪkl] VTreciclar

recycle

[ˌriːˈsaɪkəl]
vt [+ paper, glass, products, materials, waste] → recycler
recycled paper → papier m recyclé
virecycler

recycle

vt waste, paper etcwiederverwerten, wiederaufbereiten; recycled paperRecyclingpapier nt; made from recycled paperaus Altpapier (hergestellt)

recycle

[ˌriːˈsaɪkl] vtriciclare

recycle

(riːˈsaikl) verb
to put (a used substance) through a particular process so that it is fit to use again.
recyclable adjective
that can be recycled. recyclable waste.

recycle

يُعْيدُ اِسْتِخْدام recyklovat genbruge wiederverwerten ανακυκλώνω reciclar kierrättää recycler reciklirati riciclare 再生利用する 재활용하다 recyclen resirkulere zawrócić do obiegu reciclar повторно использовать återvinna นำกลับมาใช้อีก geri dönüştürmek tái chế 循环再用

recycle

vt reciclar
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