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
Recent Examples on the Web In addition, the curfew does not apply to health care operations, essential government functions, essential infrastructure or food cultivation operations. Audrey Jensen, azcentral, "Navajo Nation restarts weekend lockdowns as COVID-19 cases rise in Arizona," 17 June 2020 Ohio Grown Therapies has not yet received a certificate of operation to open its cultivation and processing facilities. Jackie Borchardt, Cincinnati.com, "Curaleaf gives up Ohio medical marijuana license for Clermont County facility," 16 June 2020 Now, with cultivation (either recreational or medicinal) legal in 33 states (and counting) the plant is going more and more mainstream. Sunset Magazine, "Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation Is Easier Than You Think," 8 June 2020 Commerce officials declined to comment to The Enquirer about the Curaleaf announcement in early September 2019, reiterating the rule that companies may not own more than one cultivation or processing license. Jackie Borchardt, Cincinnati.com, "Curaleaf gives up Ohio medical marijuana license for Clermont County facility," 16 June 2020 For local communities, selling timber and clearing land for cultivation is an income stream of last resort. Eric Roston, Bloomberg.com, "How Fighting Poverty Accidentally Stopped Deforestation," 15 June 2020 But a hundred-ish years of clandestine cultivation—largely confined to basements or forests—haven’t done the plant any favors. Sunset Magazine, "Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation Is Easier Than You Think," 8 June 2020 But the large size of the platform leads Inomata to think that the builders of Aguada Fénix gradually were leaving their hunter-gatherer lifestyle behind, likely aided by the cultivation of corn—evidence of which also has been found at the site. Tim Vernimmen, National Geographic, "Massive 3,000-year-old ceremonial complex discovered in 'plain sight'," 3 June 2020 The wine’s very existence suggests a shifting climate: Southern England was not previously warm enough for high-quality wine grape cultivation. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Can drinking brandy help solve climate change?," 20 May 2020

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First Known Use of cultivation

1553, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of cultivation was in 1553

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1 Jul 2020

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“Cultivation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cultivation. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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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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