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reclamation

noun [U] uk   /ˌrek.ləˈmeɪ.ʃən/ formal us  
the attempt to make land suitable for building or farmingCivil engineering in generalImproving fertility and pest control the treatment of waste materials to get useful materials from themEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsPreserving and savingDefending and protecting
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