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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·claim v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reclaimed p. pr. & vb. n. Reclaiming.]
 1. To call back, as a hawk to the wrist in falconry, by a certain customary call.
 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.”
 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.]
 Syn: -- To reform; recover; restore; amend; correct.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 reclaimed
      adj : delivered from danger [syn: rescued]