re·​pro·​cess | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈprä-ˌses How to pronounce reprocess (audio) , -ˈprō-, -səs\
reprocessed; reprocessing; reprocesses

Definition of reprocess

transitive verb

: to subject to a special process or treatment in preparation for reuse especially : to extract uranium and plutonium from (the spent fuel rods of a nuclear reactor) for use again as fuel

Examples of reprocess in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Johnson said a uranium mill in Blanding, Utah, run by Energy Fuels, takes spent uranium from local hospitals and reprocesses it for further use. Debra Krol, azcentral, "House to vote on permanently banning uranium mines near the Grand Canyon," 29 Oct. 2019 Note: This story was updated on Oct. 7 at 11:30 a.m. PT after Nielsen Music reprocessed data included in the chart. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, "DaBaby Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Kirk'," 6 Oct. 2019 To date, Stryker says that nearly 2,700 customers are enrolled in its program to reprocess Stryker products, which has saved $340 million in supply costs and diverted 13.2 million pounds of waste from landfills in 2018. Christopher Tkaczyk, Fortune, "How 3 Manufacturing and Production Companies Are Creating ‘Innovation by All’," 18 Sep. 2019 Anderson compares the left-to-right footfalls of running to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a trauma reprocessing tool that uses bilateral stimulation to change the way trauma is stored in the body and memory. Kate Mooney, Vox, "What it means when the women of Big Little Lies go running," 26 July 2019 Per Pornhub Cares, each view of the video results in an (unknown) donation to Ocean Polymers, a British recycling technology company that specializes in collecting and reprocessing plastic from the ocean and turning it into fuel. Sangeeta Singh-kurtz, Quartzy, "Pornhub launches environmental campaign targeting the ‘dirtiest beach’," 28 Aug. 2019 But lawmakers in both parties have expressed alarm about the deal, in part because the Saudis have so far refused to agree to standard restrictions that would bar them from enriching uranium or reprocessing spent fuel. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, "Trump fundraiser Thomas Barrack Jr. lobbied for Saudi nuclear deal, new report alleges," 19 June 2019 According to Steinhauser, the policy in France is to let spent fuel sit for four years before trying to reprocess it; in Russia, the policy is three years. Wired, "A Strange Radioactive Cloud Likely Came From Russia," 15 Aug. 2019 According to Katrina Anderson, a trauma specialist and psychotherapist practicing in Manhattan, running can be a tool to reprocess trauma. Kate Mooney, Vox, "What it means when the women of Big Little Lies go running," 26 July 2019

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reprocess was in 1884

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