reutilize

verb re·uti·lize \ (ˌ)rē-ˈyü-tə-ˌlīz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reutilize

reutilized; reutilizing
: to make new use of (something) : to turn (something) to a new or different practical use
  • ways to reutilize the abandoned buildings
  • The facility will include a 455,000-gallon cistern that will accept roof runoff for stormwater management, reutilizing that water in the bathroom facilities and the irrigation system.
  • —Bruce Buckley
  • … an enzyme that is used to reutilize or "salvage" free guanine and hypoxanthine from the breakdown of nucleic acids.
  • —James D. Watson et al.

reutilization

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌyü-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun, plural reutilizations
    • the reutilization of salvaged materials

First Known Use of reutilize

1863

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