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English definition of “reclaim”

reclaim

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈkleɪm/ us  
to take back something that was yours: You'll be able to reclaim the tax on all equipment that you buy. I reclaimed my suitcase from the left luggage office. to make land, such as desert or areas covered by water, suitable for farming or building to treat waste materials in order to get useful materials, such as glass or paper, that can be used again
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