cultivated

[ kuhl-tuh-vey-tid ]
/ ˈkʌl təˌveɪ tɪd /

adjective

prepared and used for raising crops; tilled: cultivated land.
produced or improved by cultivation, as a plant.
educated; refined; cultured: cultivated tastes.

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Origin of cultivated

First recorded in 1655–65; cultivate + -ed2

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH cultivated

cultivated cultured

Definition for cultivated (2 of 2)

cultivate
[ kuhl-tuh-veyt ]
/ ˈkʌl təˌveɪt /

verb (used with object), cul·ti·vat·ed, cul·ti·vat·ing.

Origin of cultivate

1610–20; < Medieval Latin cultīvātus (past participle of cultīvāre to till), equivalent to cultīv(us) (Latin cult(us), past participle of colere to care for, till (cf. cult) + -īvus -ive) + -ātus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM cultivate

o·ver·cul·ti·vate, verb (used with object), o·ver·cul·ti·vat·ed, o·ver·cul·ti·vat·ing.pre·cul·ti·vate, verb (used with object), pre·cul·ti·vat·ed, pre·cul·ti·vat·ing.re·cul·ti·vate, verb (used with object), re·cul·ti·vat·ed, re·cul·ti·vat·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for cultivated (1 of 2)

cultivated
/ (ˈkʌltɪˌveɪtɪd) /

adjective

cultured, refined, or educated
((of land or soil))
  1. subjected to tillage or cultivation
  2. tilled and broken up
(of plants) specially bred or improved by cultivation

British Dictionary definitions for cultivated (2 of 2)

cultivate
/ (ˈkʌltɪˌveɪt) /

verb (tr)

to till and prepare (land or soil) for the growth of crops
to plant, tend, harvest, or improve (plants) by labour and skill
to break up (land or soil) with a cultivator or hoe
to improve or foster (the mind, body, etc) as by study, education, or labour
to give special attention toto cultivate a friendship; to cultivate a hobby
to give or bring culture to (a person, society, etc); civilize

Word Origin for cultivate

C17: from Medieval Latin cultivāre to till, from Old French cultiver, from Medieval Latin cultīvus cultivable, from Latin cultus cultivated, from colere to till, toil over
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