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English definition of “reclamation”

reclamation

noun [U]     /ˌrek.ləˈmeɪ.ʃən/ formal
the attempt to make land suitable for building or farming Civil 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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