Definition of recirculate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrēˈsərkyəˌlāt/


[with object]
1Circulate again.
Example sentences
  • She will also propose penalties for papers that recirculate rumours without providing evidence.
  • The centre later checks the currency for wear and dirt, disposing of some and recirculating the remainder back to financial institutions, King said.
  • He does not recirculate the myth of an immigrant America.
1.1 [no object] (Of a fluid) circulate continuously: the air is supposed to recirculate within the turboshaft engine
More example sentences
  • After losing its heat, the water recirculates within the in-ground pipes to be warmed by the mass of the earth.
  • The 5 litres of blood contained in the blood vessels of a typical adult at rest complete the circuit in about one minute: the blood recirculates 1500 times each day even without any exercise to speed it up.
  • Even if not detected by sight or smell, molds can make people sick, especially during cold weather when windows and doors are kept closed and contaminated air recirculates through the house's heating system.



Example sentences
  • The domestic retail sector is all about the recirculation of money within the country - an inherently value-leaking process.
  • The feat was achieved by moving the catalytic converters closer to the exhaust manifold, allowing quicker warm-up times, and improved recirculation of exhaust gas to ensure more complete combustion.
  • The engine meets EU emission requirements without secondary air injection or exhaust gas recirculation, thanks to its base design and engine computer.

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Syllabification: re·cir·cu·late

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