unreclaimed

adjective
un·re·claimed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈklāmd \

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

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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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