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 (rē-prŏs′ĕs′, -prō′sĕs′)
tr.v. re·proc·essed, re·proc·ess·ing, re·proc·ess·es
To cause to undergo special or additional processing before reuse.


(riˈprɒs ɛst; esp. Brit. -ˈproʊ sɛst)

(of wool fiber) derived from previously woven, knitted, or felted wool that was never used or worn.
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We thought that a melt filtered reprocessed pellet will run better than unfiltered regrinds or densified materials in plastics production machinery.
They ended the practice because 30 to 40 years after nuclear waste is reprocessed, they still have to deal with the remaining radioactive materials, such as plutonium, Marignac said.
Reprocessed medical devices generally provide healthcare facilities and patients significant cost savings compared to disposable or single-use items.
First and foremost, there is a high level of confidence in the safety and efficacy of reprocessed single-use devices (SUDs).
With more hospitals seeking to cut costs through the use of reprocessed single-use medical devices, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is urging ob.
But backing away from the current policy is certain to create a backlash from the prefecture and the village, as they have made it clear that they do not want to keep the used fuel brought in from nationwide nuclear complexes unless it could be reprocessed.
IEER also reported that France, which runs the world's most efficient reprocessing operation, spends about two cents per kilowatt hour more for electricity generated from reprocessed nuclear fuel compared to that generated from fresh fuel.
Motivated to conserve financial resources and protect the environment, a growing number of hospitals have committed to using such reprocessed medical devices as orthopedic drill bits, heart monitor catheters and more.
Regarding single-use devices, the report acknowledges the persistent problem, often derived in "the face [of] increasing financial pressures," of reprocessing devices that were intended to be single use, and thus do not have manufacturer-provided information regarding how they would be safely reprocessed.
Types of reprocessed devices range from compression sleeves used externally to maintain circulation during and after surgery to invasive devices used to lift and stabilize the heart during open-heart surgery.
Pressure on hospitals to cut costs is driving demand for reprocessed medical devices, which offer a 50% savings over new devices, said Wells Fargo Securities analyst Michael Matson, citing statistics from a reprocessors trade group.