Definition of Reclamation

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

Exact synonyms: Rehabilitation, Renewal
Generic synonyms: Restoration
Specialized synonyms: Re-afforestation, Reforestation, Urban Renewal
Derivative terms: Reclaim, Rehabilitate

2. Noun. Rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course. "The reclamation of delinquent children"
Exact synonyms: Reformation
Generic synonyms: Deliverance, Delivery, Rescue, Saving
Derivative terms: Reclaim, Reform, Reform, Reform

3. Noun. The recovery of useful substances from waste products.
Generic synonyms: Recovery, Retrieval
Derivative terms: Reclaim

Definition of Reclamation

1. n. The act or process of reclaiming.

Definition of Reclamation

1. Noun. The act of reclaiming or the state of being reclaimed. ¹

2. Noun. The recovery of a wasteland, or of flooded land so it can be cultivated. ¹

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Definition of Reclamation

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Medical Definition of Reclamation

1. The engineering of derelict terrain so that it can be used for some purpose. The combined process of land treatment that minimizes water degradation, air pollution, damage to aquatic or wildlife habitat, flooding, erosion, and other adverse effects from surface mining operations, including adverse surface effects incidental to underground mines, so that mined lands are reclaimed to a usable condition which is readily adaptable for alternate land uses and create no danger to public health or safety. The process may extend to affected lands surrounding mined lands, and may require backfilling, grading, resoiling, revegetation, soil compaction, stabilisation, or other measures. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reclamation

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Literary usage of Reclamation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Managing Industrial Solid Wastes from Manufacturing, Mining, Oil and Gas by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"metallic minerals 1971/1989 N/A Montana N/RN/R Nebraska None/uranium in future N/A Nevada Water law/reclamation 1973/1989 1989 New Hampshire Mining and ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"reclamation Dlst 111 DS 701-715 122, 8 SW 920, holding assessments without ... Owner of swamp lands taxed under State reclamation law. cannot claim that ..."

3. Report of the Secretary for Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1872)
"reclamation OF SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED LANDS IN CALIFORNA. The great central valley of California, drained by the Sacramento aud San JoaquĆ­n Rivers, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Annual Convention by Mid-West Cement Users' Association (1908)
"reclamation OF ARID LAND. BY ET PERKINS.* This is the day of big events, an epoch-making period. The constructing engineer has at his command the funds of ..."

5. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University, Herbert Baxter Adams (1898)
"The advantages conferred by irrigation in Utah's past history would seem to be conclusive reasons why the reclamation of its remaining irrigable lands is ..."

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