downcycle

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Blend of down +‎ recycle.

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downcycle (third-person singular simple present downcycles, present participle downcycling, simple past and past participle downcycled)

  1. (transitive) To convert (waste materials, etc.) into new materials or products of lower quality and reduced functionality.

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