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Meaning of re-claim

re-claim

Pronunciation: (rē-klām'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to claim or demand the return or restoration of, as a right, possession, etc.
  2. to claim again.

re•claim

Pronunciation: (ri-klām'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to bring (uncultivated areas or wasteland) into a condition for cultivation or other use.
  2. to recover (substances) in a pure or usable form from refuse, discarded articles, etc.
  3. to bring back to a preferable manner of living, sound principles, ideas, etc.
  4. to tame.
  5. re-claim.
—v.i.
  1. to protest; object.
—n.
  1. reclamation: beyond reclaim.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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