What does reclamation mean?

Definitions for reclamation
ˌrɛk ləˈmeɪ ʃənrecla·ma·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reclamation, renewal, rehabilitationnoun

    the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation

  2. reclamation, reformationnoun

    rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course

    "the reclamation of delinquent children"

  3. reclamationnoun

    the recovery of useful substances from waste products


  1. reclamationnoun

    The act of reclaiming or the state of being reclaimed.

  2. reclamationnoun

    The recovery of a wasteland, or of flooded land so it can be cultivated.


  1. reclamation

    Reclamation is the process of restoring or rehabilitating something to a usable condition or state. This often refers to activities such as recovery of wasteland, desert, or sea floor for cultivation or other uses, or the recovery of materials from waste. In environmental context, reclamation involves the repair and renourishment of damaged or disturbed ecosystems and habitats.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reclamationnoun

    the act or process of reclaiming

  2. Reclamationnoun

    representation made in opposition; remonstrance

  3. Etymology: [F. rclamation, L. reclamatio. See Reclaim.]

Editors Contribution

  1. reclamation

    To change the form of land or other geographical landscape.

    The dutch people are known globally for their reclamation achievements.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reclamation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reclamation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of reclamation in a Sentence

  1. Ed Clark:

    In general, these water shortages are stressing systems. They're stressing communities, in particular, the Colorado River, we are seeing the Bureau of Reclamation begin their calls for for additional actions that will provide or curtail some water allocations.

  2. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell:

    Even at a time of financial distress, it is still the responsibilities of these companies to do the reclamation that they signed up for, we need to make sure that those companies are held accountable.

  3. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull:

    We urge all claimants in the South China Sea to refrain from any building of islands, any militarization of islands, any land reclamation, it is absolutely critical that we ensure that there is a lowering of tensions.

  4. Shinzo Abe:

    I find it highly meaningful that we have shared serious concerns over the continuation of unilateral behaviors that change the status quo and escalate tensions, such as large-scale reclamation and building of outposts in the South China Sea.

  5. Daniel Russel:

    Neither that statement, nor that behavior, contributes to reducing tensions... We consistently urge China to cease reclamation to not construct further facilities and certainly not to further militarize outposts in the South China Sea.

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    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    A conceal
    B acclaim
    C fudge
    D doom

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