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    Definition:
    Reclaim - (v. t.) To claim back; to demand the return of as a right; to attempt to recover possession of.
    Reclaim - (v. t.) To call back, as a hawk to the wrist in falconry, by a certain customary call.
    Reclaim - (v. t.) To call back from flight or disorderly action; to call to, for the purpose of subduing or quieting.
    Reclaim - (v. t.) To reduce from a wild to a tamed state; to bring under discipline; -- said especially of birds trained for the chase, but also of other animals.
    Reclaim - (v. t.) Hence: To reduce to a desired state by discipline, labor, cultivation, or the like; to rescue from being wild, desert, waste, submerged, or the like; as, to reclaim wild land, overflowed land, etc.
    Reclaim - (v. t.) To call back to rectitude from moral wandering or transgression; to draw back to correct deportment or course of life; to reform.
    Reclaim - (v. t.) To correct; to reform; -- said of things.
    Reclaim - (v. t.) To exclaim against; to gainsay.
    Reclaim - (v. i.) To cry out in opposition or contradiction; to exclaim against anything; to contradict; to take exceptions.
    Reclaim - (v. i.) To bring anyone back from evil courses; to reform.
    Reclaim - (v. i.) To draw back; to give way.
    Reclaim - (n.) The act of reclaiming, or the state of being reclaimed; reclamation; recovery.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Irreclaimable - (a.) Incapable of being reclaimed.
    Reclaimed - (imp. & p. p.) of Reclaim
    Reclaiming - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reclaim
    Reclaimable - (a.) That may be reclaimed.
    Reclaimant - (n.) One who reclaims; one who cries out against or contradicts.
    Reclaimer - (n.) One who reclaims.
    Reclaimless - (a.) That can not be reclaimed.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Reclaim - v. 1 seek the return of (one's property, rights, etc.). 2 bring (land) under cultivation, esp. From being under water. 3 win back or away from vice, error, or a waste condition. reclaimable adj. Reclamation n. [latin reclamare cry out against]

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