to bring (uncultivated areas or wasteland) into a condition for cultivation or other use.
to recover (substances) in a pure or usable form from refuse, discarded articles, etc.
to bring back to a preferable manner of living, sound principles, ideas, etc.
to protest; object.
reclamation: beyond reclaim.
- re·claim·a·ble, adjective
- re·claim·er, noun
- non·re·claim·a·ble, adjective
- un·re·claim·a·ble, adjective
- re-claim, reclaim
Other definitions for re-claim (2 of 2)
to claim or demand the return or restoration of, as a right, possession, etc.
to claim again.
- Also reclaim.
- re-claim , reclaim
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How to use reclaim in a sentence
Officials have said the war to reclaim upward of a third of Iraq and a quarter of Syria from ISIS could take years.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War | Nancy A. Youssef | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
To reclaim it, he had to move beyond established conventions about how a literary career should be conducted.A Year In The Life of The Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings | Wendy Smith | December 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When Gardner goes to Washington, will he reclaim his Tea Party roots and join hands with Texas Senator Ted Cruz?
Ohio is a must-win swing state for Republicans if they are to reclaim the White House.
In the face of these stereotypes, the Muslim Writers Collective is one attempt to reclaim the narrative of American Islam.Defying Stereotypes, Young Muslim Writers Find Community Onstage | Julianne Chiaet | October 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And there rose before her clearly that the only way to reclaim him was to put a purpose into his aimless life.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
When he came of age he set forth, with much good advice from Chiron, to reclaim his father's kingdom.Greek Sculpture | Estelle M. Hurll
And so the lad only wants payment of the siller due from us, in order to reclaim his paternal estate?The Fortunes of Nigel | Sir Walter Scott
Petticoated porters thrust metal numbers at us so that we may be able to recognise them again and reclaim our luggage safely.Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
She stretched forth a hand as if to reclaim her Bumper, but the lady moved away with her purchase under her arm.Bumper, The White Rabbit | George Ethelbert Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for reclaim
to claim back: to reclaim baggage
to convert (desert, marsh, waste ground, etc) into land suitable for growing crops
to recover (useful substances) from waste products
to convert (someone) from sin, folly, vice, etc
falconry to render (a hawk or falcon) tame
the act of reclaiming or state of being reclaimed
- reclaimable, adjective
- reclaimant or reclaimer, noun
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