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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).
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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A meeting devoted to the results of the work of the agro-industrial complex of the region in the field of land reclamation in 2017 and to the municipalities in 2018 was held in the committee for the agro-industrial and fishery complex of the Leningrad Region.
According to the order, 700,000 manats will be allocated to the Azerbaijan Land Reclamation and Water Management OJSC to complete the construction work, which will result in provision of Jojug Marjanli village, as well as Mirzanagili and Gazakhlar villages of Fizuli district with irrigation water.
Moreover, Aguayon said land reclamations will endanger the lives of millions of people in coastal areas, noting the adverse effect of land reclamation.
FILE -- Dates' palms CAIRO -- 23 January 2018: The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation announced China's approval to import dates from Egypt, as well as starting the procedures for importing Egyptian pomegranates.
According to a report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, the total illegal agricultural land reclaimed was 8,625 acres in all governorates from 25 January 2011 until 3 December 2017, with the number of illegal agricultural land reclamation cases registered at 189,753.
In a statement, DFA spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar said the Philippines did not receive any report of island building or land reclamation prior to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Ministerial Meeting held in Manila early this month.
Land reclamation projects like that of BIEL have been ubiquitous on Beirut's coast since the Civil War, reshaping it over the intervening decades.
NASLR awards a $1,500 scholarship to a full-time student that focuses on the area of mined land reclamation or a closely related field.
Authorisation has also been given for the start of the land reclamation, a key part of the facility's expansion programme.
Timmins will host the 41st annual Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA) conference on June 26-29 at the McIntyre Coffee Shop and Arena.
The Ffos-y-fran land reclamation scheme is a major opencast coaling operation which overlooks the Valleys town.
Not only has its GDP per capita risen by more than 4,400 percent, according to government statistics, but its physical stature has swollen by 20 percent since independence thanks to one of the world's most aggressive land reclamation drives.

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