un·​re·​claimed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈklāmd How to pronounce unreclaimed (audio) \

Definition of unreclaimed

: not reclaimed: such as
a : not tamed or subdued Tell her what Heathcliff is—an unreclaimed creature, without refinement, without cultivation …— Emily Brontë
b : not cultivated or made fit again for use an unreclaimed strip mine an unreclaimed prairie

Examples of unreclaimed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now just two miles or so of the battered creek is unreclaimed — including a stretch that runs through neighborhoods in this city. New York Times, "Let the Stream Run Through It," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of unreclaimed

1591, in the meaning defined above

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“Unreclaimed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unreclaimed. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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