The act or process of reclaiming.
A reclaiming or being reclaimed; esp., the recovery of wasteland, desert, etc. by ditching, filling, or irrigating.
A restoration, as to productivity, usefulness, or morality.
The process or industry of obtaining useful materials from waste products.
Reclamation is the process of getting something useful from waste, or getting something back that was previously thought of as waste.
An example of a reclamation is how landfill employees sift through garbage to find usable items.
An example of a reclamation is trees growing on land that was heavily logged.
Origin of reclamation
Middle English reclamacion from Old French reclamation from Latin reclāmātiō reclāmātiōn- cry of opposition from reclāmātus past participle of reclāmāre to exclaim against reclaim