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Pronunciation:  `reklu'meyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the recovery of useful substances from waste products
  2. [n]  rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course; "the reclamation of delinquent children"
  3. [n]  the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation

RECLAMATION is a 11 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: reformation, rehabilitation, renewal
 See Also: deliverance, delivery, re-afforestation, recovery, reforestation, rescue, restoration, retrieval, saving, urban renewal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rec`la*ma"tion\, n. [F. r['e]clamation, L.
reclamatio. See {Reclaim}.]
1. The act or process of reclaiming.

2. Representation made in opposition; remonstrance.

         I would now, on the reclamation both of generosity
         and of justice, try clemency.         --Landor.

Biology Dictionary
  1. The engineering of derelict terrain so that it can be used for some purpose.
  2. The combined process of land treatment that minimizes water degradation, air pollution, damage to aquatic or wildlife habitat, flooding, erosion, and other adverse effects from surface mining operations, including adverse surface effects incidental to underground mines, so that mined lands are reclaimed to a usable condition which is readily adaptable for alternate land uses and create no danger to public health or safety. The process may extend to affected lands surrounding mined lands, and may require backfilling, grading, resoiling, revegetation, soil compaction, stabilization, or other measures.