recultivate

verb

re·​cul·​ti·​vate (ˌ)rē-ˈkəl-tə-ˌvāt How to pronounce recultivate (audio)
recultivated; recultivating; recultivates

transitive verb

: to cultivate (something) again : to cause to grow or flourish anew
A century after Prohibition wiped out Ohio winemaking, lawmakers and agriculturists are trying to recultivate the state's vineyards. Melissa Kossler Dutton and Dennis Read
I've thought about that photograph a lot over the past few months, and about how to recultivate elements of curiosity and spontaneity back into my own life. Ana Homayoun
recultivation noun
plural recultivations
recultivation of abandoned land

Word History

First Known Use

1627, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recultivate was in 1627

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Cite this Entry

“Recultivate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recultivate. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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