/rek'leuh may"sheuhn/ , n.
1. the reclaiming of desert, marshy, or submerged areas or other wasteland for cultivation or other use.
2. the act or process of reclaiming.
3. the state of being reclaimed.
4. the process or industry of deriving usable materials from waste, by-products, etc.
[ 1525-35, in sense "a protest"; reclamation- (s. of reclamatio ) crying out against, equiv. to reclamat ( us ) (ptp. of reclamare; see RECLAIM) + -ion- -ION ]