reutilize

verb
re·​uti·​lize | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈyü-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce reutilize (audio) \
reutilized; reutilizing

Definition of reutilize

transitive verb

: 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.

Other Words from reutilize

reutilization \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌyü-​tə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce reutilization (audio) \ noun, plural reutilizations
the reutilization of salvaged materials

First Known Use of reutilize

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Reutilize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reutilize. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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