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Definition: verb 1. to pass something through a series of changes or treatment in order to return it to its former state. 2. now especially to process or treat waste material (eg paper, glass, plastic, etc) so that it can be used again. 3. loosely to remake into something different; to re-use or find another use for something old.
Source: Chambers 21st Century Dictionary. London: Chambers Harrap, 2001. Credo Reference. Web. 30 August 2012.