Reclamation definition

rĕklə-māshən
A reclaiming or being reclaimed; esp., the recovery of wasteland, desert, etc. by ditching, filling, or irrigating.
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The act of reclaiming or the state of being reclaimed.
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The recovery of a wasteland, or of flooded land so it can be cultivated.
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A restoration, as to productivity, usefulness, or morality.
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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.

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The process or industry of obtaining useful materials from waste products.
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The act or process of reclaiming.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
reclamation
Plural:
reclamations

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition