OTHER WORDS FROM cultivable
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What does cultivable mean?
Cultivable means able to be grown or developed. It is especially applied to crops and land on which crops will be grown.
Cultivable is an adjective form of the verb cultivate. Cultivate can also be used in figurative contexts in which the thing being grown or developed is often an abstract thing, such as a business or a friendship. It’s possible for cultivable to be used in this way, but it is typically used in the context of agriculture.
A variant of cultivable is cultivatable.
Example: Often the goal of crossbreeding crops is to produce a variety that has all the best qualities and is widely cultivable.
Where does cultivable come from?
The first records of the word cultivable come from the late 1600s. It ultimately grew out of the Medieval Latin word cultīvātus, which derives from the Latin verb colere, meaning “to till,” “to toil over,” “to care for,” or “to worship.” Colere is also the basis of the words cult, culture, and agriculture, among many others.
Cultivating the land for crops often first involves tilling (or plowing) it. (A machine that does this is called a cultivator). It also involves planting seeds and then watering them and making sure they are growing properly. To be considered cultivable, the land must have soil that’s capable of supporting crops. For crops to be considered cultivable, they must be capable of growing in that particular environment. For example, many fruits are only cultivable in tropical regions and cannot be cultivated outside in colder climates.
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What are some other forms related to cultivable?
- cultivate (verb)
- cultivability (noun)
- cultivably (adverb)
- noncultivability (noun)
- noncultivable (adjective)
- cultivation (noun)
What are some synonyms for cultivable?
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How is cultivable used in real life?
Cultivable is most commonly used in a literal sense in the context of agriculture and crops.
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6 countries that are affected by droughts caused by #ClimateChange. By turning desert into cultivable land, we're changing lives and giving hope to Bana and her family. 🌱 #SahelNow pic.twitter.com/ROGcG16FEw
— World Food Programme (@WFP) September 28, 2018
While any interference in the eco-sensitive zone and protected areas must stop, efforts must also be put in place to ensure that cultivable lands are not allowed to further degrade. Sharing my article again. #DesertificationAndDroughtDay https://t.co/Iz9FIvawhX
— Devinder Sharma (@Devinder_Sharma) June 17, 2020
Cattle now occupy nearly one quarter of all cultivable land, and growing crops for animal feed takes up another 25% http://t.co/DmlNJSnM
— Emma K. Wells (@ekwells_) January 22, 2012
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Which of the following things could be described as cultivable?
D. all of the above
How to use cultivable in a sentence
Its cultivable area is not so large as Belgium, being under 10,000 sq. miles in extent.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Pasture land is scarcely known, and the cultivable areas are nearly all converted into bean and rice fields.
The valley of the Arno is rich and fertile, bordered by cultivable hills, which produce the famous Chianti wine.
To Gaul and to Britain they seem to have brought with them the idea that the cultivable land should be allotted in severalty.Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland
The Rhone is charged with it, and tens of thousands of acres of cultivable land are formed by it above the Lake of Geneva.Hours of Exercise in the Alps|John Tyndall