reclamation

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[ US /ˌɹɛkɫəˈmeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪklɐmˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course
    the reclamation of delinquent children
  2. the recovery of useful substances from waste products
  3. the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation
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How To Use reclamation In A Sentence

  • However, the leats were not originally built to supply mills with power, but were excavated for the draining and reclamation of land between the city wall and the Exe.
  • An ambitious reclamation scheme on the south coast also came to nothing around this time.
  • Such a recommendation, the panel added, was of course based on the assumption that the Reclamation project was still feasible.
  • During his campaign, Miller suggested that under his leadership the UMW would be dedicated to organizing the unorganized, many of whom were surface miners, as well as working for good reclamation.
  • these memories are a conscious act of reclamation
  • They also built the walls of the reclamation works along the sea front, now known as Collyer Quay, and above referred to, and the river wall at Campong Prisoners Their Own Warders A Record of the Convict Prison at Singapore in the Straits Settlements Established 1825
  • Similar padding is apparent in the book's subsequent two sections, "Reclamation" and "Redemption," which focus on the dogs 'journeys from kennels to sanctuaries and foster-care centers. Jim Gorant's tale of the rescue of Michael Vick's dogs, reviewed by Mark Caro
  • Because of the conflicting definitions, the use of the term reclamation can be confusing. AP Environmental Science Chapter 25- Issues and Options
  • New tracts of lands would be cultivated upon the Canal margin, and, encouraged by the State's example the proprietors of all the great unimproved tracts of Swamp lands will form themselves into Drainage Companies, by which method alone can we ever hope to witness the complete reclamation of the dismals of the seaboard. The Beginnings of Public Education in North Carolina; A Documentary History, 1790-1840. Vol. II
  • The community had to see, in public weeping, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, clear symbols of repentance so that the reclamation of the individual could be entire.
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