recycle

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See also: recyclé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From re- +‎ cycle.

Verb[edit]

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recycle (third-person singular simple present recycles, present participle recycling, simple past and past participle recycled)

  1. (transitive) To break down and reuse component materials.
    Recycled paper.
    Recycled plastic.
  2. (transitive) To reuse as a whole.
    • 12 July 2012, Sam Adams, AV Club Ice Age: Continental Drift
      Jokes are recycled so frequently, it’s as if comedy writing was eating a hole in the ozone layer: If the audience had a nickel for every time a character on one side of the frame says something could never happen as it simultaneously happens on the other side of the frame, they’d have enough to pay the surcharge for the movie’s badly implemented 3-D.
  3. (transitive) To collect or place in a bin for recycling.
  4. (intransitive, ergative) To be recycled.
    Sulfur recycles in the sulfur cycle.

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Verb[edit]

recycle

  1. first-person singular present indicative of recycler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of recycler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of recycler
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of recycler
  5. second-person singular imperative of recycler

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Verb[edit]

recycle

  1. First-person singular present of recyceln.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of recyceln.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of recyceln.
  4. Imperative singular of recyceln.