reclamation

noun
rec·​la·​ma·​tion | \ ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce reclamation (audio) \

Definition of reclamation

: the act or process of reclaiming: such as
b : restoration to use : recovery

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Examples of reclamation in a Sentence

pumped water out of the field as part of the land reclamation program designed to provide farmers with more farmland
Recent Examples on the Web Less than a decade later, coho salmon that spawn downstream from the reclamation project, in the lower Klamath River, were listed as threatened. Fox News, 15 May 2021 The enormity of this reclamation project is underscored by the 13 players the Cowboys added to the defensive side of the ball in the draft and free agency. David Moore, Dallas News, 22 May 2021 Adding a veteran such as Pujols or a reclamation project such as Tsutsugo would have been viewed as luxuries in recent years, moves a big-money team makes because there’s minimal downside. Dylan Hernández Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2021 Less than a decade later, coho salmon that spawn downstream from the reclamation project, in the lower Klamath River, were listed as threatened. Fox News, 15 May 2021 Less than a decade later, coho salmon that spawn downstream from the reclamation project, in the lower Klamath River, were listed as threatened. NBC News, 14 May 2021 Sizable new support would be required for projects such as carbon capture, broadband Internet, coal mine reclamation, and tax credit for investing in coal-dependent communities. Nives Dolsak And Aseem Prakash, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 About $8 billion has been disbursed to states for mine-reclamation projects in the past four decades, but Biden’s plan would ramp up spending sharply. Matthew Daly, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Apr. 2021 About $8 billion has been disbursed to states for mine-reclamation projects in the past four decades, but Biden's plan would ramp up spending sharply. Matthew Daly, Star Tribune, 31 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of reclamation

1633, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reclamation

French réclamation, from Latin reclamation-, reclamatio, from reclamare

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The first known use of reclamation was in 1633

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9 Jun 2021

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“Reclamation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reclamation. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for reclamation

reclamation

noun
rec·​la·​ma·​tion | \ ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce reclamation (audio) \

Kids Definition of reclamation

: the act or process of recovering : the state of being recovered

reclamation

noun
rec·​la·​ma·​tion | \ ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce reclamation (audio) \

Legal Definition of reclamation

1 : the act or process of reclaiming the reclamation of goods delivered to an insolvent buyer
2 : a right to reclaim (as under commercial law)

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