Definition of reuse in English:


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Pronunciation: /riːˈjuːz
[with object]
Use again or more than once: the tape could be magnetically erased and reused
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  • A conservative estimate is that more than $485,000 was saved through recycling and reusing materials on site.
  • In August 2000, the FDA issued its final guidance on the practice of reprocessing and reusing medical devices intended to be used only once.
  • It seems a shame to dump this waste on landfill where it causes problems instead of recycling and reusing it.


Pronunciation: /riːˈjuːs
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The action of using something again: the ballast was cleaned ready for reuse
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  • The type is then cleaned, distributed to the printing case, and ready for reuse.
  • It works just as well only it's much cheaper and can be cleaned for reuse.
  • One of the world's most extensive audio archives has been rescued from obscurity, ready for remastering and reuse.



Pronunciation: /-ˈjuːzəb(ə)l/
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  • Simple reusable digicams of snapshot quality are going to cost $3 in a few years.
  • These drives are important too, because the discs are reusable.
  • John Murphy said he uses reusable shopping bags because he doesn't like seeing plastic bags littering the countryside.

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