Definition of reclamation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌrekləˈmeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrekləˈmeɪʃn//
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  1. 1the process of turning land that is naturally too wet or too dry into land that is suitable to be built on, farmed, etc. land reclamation
  2. 2the process of obtaining materials from waste products so that they can be used again There are opportunities for a company that can develop more efficient water reclamation and purification technology.
  3. 3reclamation (of something) (from something) the act of getting something back after it has been lost, taken away, etc. The group urges the reclamation of our democracy from corporate power.