cultivation

noun

cul·​ti·​va·​tion ˌkəl-tə-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce cultivation (audio)
1
2
: the act or art of cultivating or tilling

Examples of cultivation in a Sentence

people of cultivation appreciate the special experience that only live theater can provide
Recent Examples on the Web Sacramento only allows indoor commercial cultivation. Nathaniel Levine, Sacramento Bee, 21 Feb. 2024 Despite its discovery decades ago, HHC gained popularity in the United States only after the 2018 Farm Bill, which indirectly legalized the cultivation of hemp with THC levels below 0.3% and the extraction of its cannabinoids. Dario Sabaghi, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Magid, a professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth and an ordained rabbi with a pulpit on Fire Island, was raised in a New York suburb by secular Socialist parents with ties to the Workmen’s Circle, then a mutual-aid society devoted to the cultivation of Yiddish cultural autonomy. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New Yorker, 15 Feb. 2024 Schaller will lead a hands-on demonstration focusing on early cultivation of common milkweed, a host plant of monarch butterflies. Susan Degrane, Chicago Tribune, 31 Jan. 2024 Read on for information about the symbolism, care, and cultivation of these special springtime blooms. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, 29 Jan. 2024 This is why the Spanish, who arrived in the 1500s and set out to control the people by converting them to Catholicism, banned the cultivation and possession of the crop, which fell into disuse. Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2024 But unlike marijuana, these products are legal in Texas, thanks to laws that allowed the cultivation of hemp. Eleanor Dearman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 Jan. 2024 The cultivation of these grains thus plays a part in carbon sequestration, helping absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Sixteen Ramos, USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Cultivation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cultivation. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

cultivation

noun
cul·​ti·​va·​tion ˌkəl-tə-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce cultivation (audio)
1
: the act or art of cultivating especially the soil
2

Medical Definition

cultivation

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

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