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noun [uncountable] upcycling pronunciation in American English /ˈʌpˌsaɪklɪŋ/
  1. the reuse of objects or materials to create a product of higher value or quality than the original

    These straitened times have meant that upcycling has never been more popular.

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Thrift shop curtains can be upcycled into surprisingly nice clothing.

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