Reclamation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌrekləˈmeɪʃən|  American pronunciation of the word reclamation
Brit.  |ˌrekləˈmeɪʃən|  British pronunciation of the word reclamation

noun

- the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation (syn: rehabilitation, renewal)
- rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course(syn: reformation)

the reclamation of delinquent children

- the recovery of useful substances from waste products

Examples

...pumped water out of the field as part of the land reclamation program designed to provide farmers with more farmland...

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