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English definition of “reclaim”

reclaim

verb [T]     /rɪˈkleɪm/
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 .Having and owning - general words to make land , such as desert or areas covered by water , suitable for farming or building Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors to treat waste materials in order to get useful materials , such as glass or paper , that can be used againEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsPreserving and savingDefending and protecting
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