Definition of upcycle in English:

upcycle

Syllabification: up·cy·cle
Pronunciation: /ˈəpˌsīkəl
 
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verb

[with object]
  • Reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original: the opportunity to upcycle trash, or turn it into new products, was vast (as adjective upcycled) upcyled furniture
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    • They expect $8 million in revenue, with 20% to 30% coming from the upcycled products.
    • One of the most recent trends is for upcycled furniture.
    • It's very quick and easy. I can upcycle a worn-out ordinary shirt into a designer handprinted B.Earley one.

Origin

1990s: blend of up- and recycle.

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