recirculate

verb re·cir·cu·late \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsər-kyə-ˌlāt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of recirculate

recirculated; recirculating; recirculates
transitive + intransitive
1 : to circulate or cause to circulate again
  • According to the organization, between two and four times more money recirculates in the local community when people shop at small businesses.
  • —Christina Hepner
  • The system will recirculate 99 percent of the water that enters the tanks …
  • —Nick McCrea
2 : to circulate continuously
  • Along a slope, a peaceful water feature surrounded by rocks offers the tranquil sounds of water recirculating between two ponds.
  • —Kelli Adanick
  • He uses an American Hydroponics system that recirculates water and nutrients through the plants' root systems, allowing them to grow without soil.
  • —Alana Melanson

First Known Use of recirculate

1716

in the meaning defined above

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