Definition of upcycle in English:

upcycle

Line breaks: up|cycle
Pronunciation: /ˈʌpsʌɪk(ə)l
 
/

verb

[with object]
Reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of 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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of upcycle in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈretrəˌfleks
adjective
turned backward