recycle

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See also: recyclé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From re- +‎ cycle.

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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.
    Both paper and plastic can be recycled.
  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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Noun[edit]

recycle (plural recycles)

  1. An act of recycling.
    • 2011, C. P. Leslie Grady, Jr., ‎Glen T. Daigger, ‎Nancy G. Love, Biological Wastewater Treatment, Third Edition (page 189)
      First, there will be little reaction in the settler so that the concentrations of soluble constituents in the recycle stream are the same as those in the bioreactor. Because all soluble concentrations are the same, the recycle of soluble constituents around the system has no impact on system performance.

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French[edit]

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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

German[edit]

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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.