recultivate

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

Definition of recultivate

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

Other Words from recultivate

recultivation \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌkəl-​tə-​ˈvā-​shən How to pronounce recultivation (audio) \ noun, plural recultivations
recultivation of abandoned land

First Known Use of recultivate

1627, in the meaning defined above

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“Recultivate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recultivate. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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