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 The company is focused on medical cannabis research and the cultivation, processing and distribution of cannabis products worldwide. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Initially, only medical cannabis nurseries, cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and testing businesses were allowed by an ordinance the Oceanside City Council approved on April 18, 2018. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 June 2021 As gang violence began to rise, lawmakers began cracking down heavily on ganja cultivation, distribution, and use. Gloria Alamrew,, 20 Apr. 2021 Somerville, Cambridge, and Northampton have acted to significantly limit arrests for the possession, cultivation, and exchange of psychedelic plants., 16 Apr. 2021 The soil will benefit from a little cultivation and a top dressing of compost or leaf mold, which is then scratched into the soil. Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2021 Owners have been able to charge as much as three times market rates when selling or renting to businesses involved in the cultivation, distribution, processing or sale of cannabis, according to brokers, landlords and cannabis industry executives. Peter Grant, WSJ, 16 Feb. 2021 The board approved a resolution opposing youth access to marijuana through cannabis storefronts and commercial cultivation. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 May 2021 It’s based on factors such as location, soil types, tillage practices, nutrient applications, and crop cultivation. John Flesher, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 May 2021

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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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20 Jun 2021

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“Cultivation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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


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Medical Definition of cultivation


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