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.

1525–35, in sense “a protest”; < Middle French < Latin reclāmātiōn- (stem of reclāmātiō) crying out against, equivalent to reclāmāt(us) (past participle of reclāmāre; see reclaim) + -iōn- -ion

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reclamation (ˌrɛkləˈmeɪʃən)
1.  the conversion of desert, marsh, or other waste land into land suitable for cultivation
2.  the recovery of useful substances from waste products
3.  the act of reclaiming or state of being reclaimed

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Most involved the conservation and reclamation of materials for communications equipment.
But in this case the reclamation project falls apart.
Desalination, membrane wastewater reclamation, and conservation are the future of water management.
Once this is accomplished, reclamation will be all but impossible.
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