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RECLAMATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reclamation mean? 

RECLAMATION (noun)
  The noun RECLAMATION has 3 senses:

1. the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation
2. rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course
3. the recovery of useful substances from waste products

  Familiarity information: RECLAMATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECLAMATION (noun)


Sense 1reclamation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

reclamation; renewal; rehabilitation

Hypernyms ("reclamation" is a kind of...):

restoration (the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reclamation"):

re-afforestation; reforestation (the restoration (replanting) of a forest that had been reduced by fire or cutting)

urban renewal (the clearing and rebuilding and redevelopment of urban slums)


Sense 2reclamation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

reclamation; reformation

Context example:

the reclamation of delinquent children

Hypernyms ("reclamation" is a kind of...):

deliverance; delivery; rescue; saving (recovery or preservation from loss or danger)


Sense 3reclamation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The recovery of useful substances from waste products

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("reclamation" is a kind of...):

recovery; retrieval (the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost))


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