- the reclaiming of desert, marshy, or submerged areas or other wasteland for cultivation or other use.
- the act or process of reclaiming.
- the state of being reclaimed.
- the process or industry of deriving usable materials from waste, by-products, etc.
- the conversion of desert, marsh, or other waste land into land suitable for cultivation
- the recovery of useful substances from waste products
- the act of reclaiming or state of being reclaimed
late 15c., “a revoking” (of a grant, etc.), from Old French réclamacion and directly from Latin reclamationem (nominative reclamatio) “a cry of ‘no,’ a shout of disapproval,” noun of action from past participle stem of reclamare “cry out against, protest” (see reclaim). From 1630s as “action of calling (someone) back” (from iniquity, etc.); meaning “action of claiming something taken awat” is from 1787. Of land from 1848.