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re·claim

 (rĭ-klām′)
tr.v. re·claimed, re·claim·ing, re·claims
1. To resume possession of; take back: reclaimed our luggage; reclaimed the heavyweight boxing title.
2. Chiefly British To legally request what is due: reclaimed the tax that is owed.
3. To require or deserve again: The movie reclaimed my attention.
4. To bring into or return to a suitable condition for use, as cultivation or habitation: reclaim marshlands; reclaim strip-mined land.
5. To procure (usable substances) from refuse or waste products; recycle.
6. To bring back, as from error, to a right or proper course; reform. See Synonyms at save1.
7. To use or reinterpret (a historically derogatory name or term) in a positive way, as in pride for one's social group.
8. To tame (a falcon, for example).
n.
Restoration to a previous or reformed state: a life beyond reclaim.

[Middle English reclamen, to call back, from Old French reclamer, to entreat, from Latin reclāmāre : re-, re- + clāmāre, to cry out; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

re·claim′a·ble adj.
re·claim′ant, re·claim′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reclaimed - delivered from danger
saved - rescued; especially from the power and consequences of sin; "a saved soul"
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