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

Examples of cultivation in a Sentence

people of cultivation appreciate the special experience that only live theater can provide
Recent Examples on the Web Bioprinted meat also lowers the methane gas level generated from cultivation. Dennis Mitzner, Forbes, 31 July 2022 The detailed tales of South American drug lords, large-scale weed cultivation, fast boats, even faster cars (on and off the track), wild partying, and Miami real estate are fascinating. Brett Berk, Car and Driver, 30 July 2022 The music is a main drawing point, but the events can also focused on food, or ‘60s memorabilia or cannabis cultivation. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 29 July 2022 State licenses can range from $1,205 annually for a specialty cottage cultivation permit to $300,000 annually for large-scale microbusinesses. Sheila Dedenbach, Rolling Stone, 21 July 2022 Illicit opium cultivation continued to represent a key part of economic activity. Margherita Stancati, WSJ, 17 July 2022 Until the coronavirus pandemic, all our vaccines required cultivation in eggs or yeast, for example, which is time-consuming and complicated. Achal Prabhala, Scientific American, 11 July 2022 Kushner's cultivation of the Crown Prince would eventually provide a handsome payday. Peter Bergen, CNN, 11 July 2022 As violence grows in rural Colombia, so has coca cultivation, which has tripled since 2012, according to US figures. Diana Durán,, 28 June 2022 See More

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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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7 Aug 2022

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“Cultivation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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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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