cultivated

adjective

cul·​ti·​vat·​ed ˈkəl-tə-ˌvā-təd How to pronounce cultivated (audio)
: refined, educated
cultivated speech
cultivated tastes

Example Sentences

the museum's annual gala for charity attracts not only a very wealthy, but also a very cultivated crowd
Recent Examples on the Web Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the world’s first head of government to taste cultivated meat in public, sampling Aleph Farms steak on Dec. 7, 2020. Time, 30 Nov. 2022 Using renewable energy could shrink cultivated meat’s carbon footprint further. Kristina Peterson, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2022 Dozens of major food companies are jostling to debut cultivated meat to the American public. Laura Reiley, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Nov. 2022 Once the cells have grown and differentiated into the correct kind of tissue, they can be harvested and used in cultivated meat products. WIRED, 16 Nov. 2022 Dozens of major food companies are jostling to debut cultivated meat to the American public. Laura Reiley, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Nov. 2022 Dozens of major food companies are jostling to debut cultivated meat to the American public. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2022 Once given regulatory approval to sell its cultivated products, including a chicken fillet, Upside's production facility in Emeryville, California, will be able to produce more than 50,000 pounds a year, according to the company. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 16 Nov. 2022 The same subspecies subsequently contributed to more widespread cultivated varieties, Sardos and colleagues report this month in Frontiers in Plant Science. Byelizabeth Pennisi, science.org, 14 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cultivated was in 1645

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Cite this Entry

“Cultivated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cultivated. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

cultivated

adjective
1
: raised or produced under cultivation
cultivated fruits
2
: having or showing good education and elegant taste, speech, and manners : refined
cultivated speech

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