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English definition of “reclamation”

reclamation

noun [U]     /ˌrekləˈmeɪʃən/ ENVIRONMENT
the activity of making land that is under water or is in poor condition suitable for farming or building on: a land reclamation project On closing the mines they hired a forestry expert to improve their reclamation plan.
the activity of getting useful materials from waste: Experts at the conference will address topics such as water reclamation and reuse.
(Definition of reclamation noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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