1. reclamation, renewal, rehabilitation, restoration

usage: the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation

2. reclamation, reformation, rescue, deliverance, delivery, saving

usage: rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course; "the reclamation of delinquent children"

3. reclamation, recovery, retrieval

usage: the recovery of useful substances from waste products

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