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re-claim

[ree-kleym] /riˈkleɪm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to claim or demand the return or restoration of, as a right, possession, etc.
2.
to claim again.
Also, reclaim.
Origin
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English. See re-, claim
Can be confused
re-claim, reclaim.

reclaim

[ri-kleym] /rɪˈkleɪm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to bring (uncultivated areas or wasteland) into a condition for cultivation or other use.
2.
to recover (substances) in a pure or usable form from refuse, discarded articles, etc.
3.
to bring back to a preferable manner of living, sound principles, ideas, etc.
4.
to tame.
5.
verb (used without object)
6.
to protest; object.
noun
7.
reclamation:
beyond reclaim.
Origin
1250-1300; (v.) Middle English recla(i)men < Old French reclamer (tonic stem reclaim-) < Latin reclāmāre to cry out against, equivalent to re- re- + clāmāre to claim; (noun) Middle English reclaim(e) < Old French reclaim, reclam, derivative of reclamer
Related forms
reclaimable, adjective
reclaimer, noun
nonreclaimable, adjective
unreclaimable, adjective
Can be confused
re-claim, reclaim.
Synonyms
2. regain, restore. See recover.
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Examples for reclaimed
  • It is far from the scenic areas of wakamatsu, and on windy reclaimed land.
British Dictionary definitions for reclaimed

reclaim

/rɪˈkleɪm/
verb (transitive)
1.
to claim back to reclaim baggage
2.
to convert (desert, marsh, waste ground, etc) into land suitable for growing crops
3.
to recover (useful substances) from waste products
4.
to convert (someone) from sin, folly, vice, etc
5.
(falconry) to render (a hawk or falcon) tame
noun
6.
the act of reclaiming or state of being reclaimed
Derived Forms
reclaimable, adjective
reclaimant, reclaimer, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French réclamer, from Latin reclāmāre to cry out, protest, from re- + clāmāre to shout
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Word Origin and History for reclaimed
reclaim
c.1300, from O.Fr. reclamer "to call back, appeal to" (12c.), from L. reclamare "cry out against, appeal," from re- "opposite, against" + clamare "cry out" (see claim). Meaning "bring waste land into useful condition" first attested 1764, probably via M.E. meaning "call back a hawk," on notion of "reduce to obedience."
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