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 Neece has three rental homes on a mountain in Floyd County below an unreclaimed surface mine run by a Blackjewel affiliate, Revelation Energy LLC, which is also part of the bankruptcy case. James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, 3 Mar. 2021 On the Navajo Nation, there’s thousands of unreclaimed mines that seep into the groundwater and pollute people’s water. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 24 Oct. 2020 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, 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 27 Oct. 2021.

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