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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reclaim  \Re*claim"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Reclaimed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Reclaiming}.]  [F.  r['e]clamer,  L.  reclamare 
  reclamatum  to  cry  out  against;  pref.  re-  re-  +  clamare  to 
  call  or  cry  aloud.  See  {Claim}.] 
  1.  To  call  back  as  a  hawk  to  the  wrist  in  falconry,  by  a 
  certain  customary  call  --Chaucer. 
  2.  To  call  back  from  flight  or  disorderly  action  to  call  to 
  for  the  purpose  of  subduing  or  quieting. 
  The  headstrong  horses  hurried  Octavius  .  .  .  along 
  and  were  deaf  to  his  reclaiming  them  --Dryden. 
  3.  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.  ``An  eagle  well 
  reclaimed.''  --Dryden. 
  4.  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 
  5.  To  call  back  to  rectitude  from  moral  wandering  or 
  transgression;  to  draw  back  to  correct  deportment  or 
  course  of  life;  to  reform. 
  It  is  the  intention  of  Providence,  in  all  the 
  various  expressions  of  his  goodness,  to  reclaim 
  mankind.  --Rogers. 
  6.  To  correct;  to  reform;  --  said  of  things  [Obs.] 
  Your  error,  in  time  reclaimed,  will  be  venial.  --Sir 
  E.  Hoby. 
  7.  To  exclaim  against;  to  gainsay.  [Obs.]  --Fuller. 
  Syn:  To  reform;  recover;  restore;  amend;  correct. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  delivered  from  danger  [syn:  {rescued}] 

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