cultivation

noun
cul·​ti·​va·​tion | \ ˌkəl-tə-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce cultivation (audio) \

Definition of cultivation

2 : the act or art of cultivating or tilling

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Examples of cultivation in a Sentence

people of cultivation appreciate the special experience that only live theater can provide

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By Nate Seltenrich | FairWarning Cannabis cultivation in the United States this year will consume 1.8 million megawatt-hours of electricity, about as much as the nation’s 15,000 Starbucks stores. oregonlive.com, "Oregon and other states fail to require energy efficiency rules for legal pot grows," 30 June 2019 But on the other side of Denver, legalization has turned another high school student, David Perez, against the warehouselike marijuana cultivations now clustered around his neighborhood. Jack Healy, New York Times, "Reefer Madness or Pot Paradise? The Surprising Legacy of the Place Where Legal Weed Began," 30 June 2019 The Colorado Department of Agriculture has launched a statewide initiative to chart how to manage and promote the hemp industry from cultivation to market. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "Boulder company’s new 400,000-square-foot facility in Broomfield “will be the center of the CBD world”," 20 June 2019 Indoor cultivation will jump 18-fold to a million square feet — picture a greenhouse as big as 17 football fields. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, "Hemp — and hope — sprouts in Minnesota fields," 16 June 2019 PharmaCann owns a permit for one cultivation site and three dispensaries in Pennsylvania. Sam Wood, https://www.inquirer.com, "Big marijuana firms are ‘rolling up’ local dispensaries and growers, skirting Pennsylvania’s laws," 4 June 2019 Dedication to agriculture made them attractive settlers, and the government sold off land at low prices to expand corn cultivation. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, "An unlikely feud between beekeepers and Mennonites simmers in Mexico," 12 Apr. 2019 But at this stage of the tournament, for a team like the United States, whose only ambition here is to win the whole thing, the cultivation of rhythm, confidence and general good vibes might be the most important thing of all. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "Raining Goals on Thailand Wasn’t an Accident. It Was the U.S. Game Plan.," 12 June 2019 In cannabis that means controlling everything from the cultivation to the storefronts stocking the finished product. Mike Rogoway, oregonlive.com, "Behind Portland’s blockbuster marijuana deal: a Russian billionaire, cannabis consolidation," 9 June 2019

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First Known Use of cultivation

1553, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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cultivation

noun
cul·​ti·​va·​tion | \ ˌkəl-tə-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce cultivation (audio) \

Kids Definition of cultivation

1 : the act or process of preparing the soil for the raising of crops

cultivation

noun
cul·​ti·​va·​tion | \ ˌkəl-tə-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce cultivation (audio) \

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