having or characterized by culture; refined; enlightened: civilized and cultured peoples; music and other cultured pursuits.
artificially nurtured or grown: cultured bacteria.
- non·cul·tured, adjective
- o·ver·cul·tured, adjective
- sem·i·cul·tured, adjective
- well-cultured, adjective
- cultivated, cultured
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How to use cultured in a sentence
Just this year, researchers from Japan announced that after more than a decade of trying, they had finally isolated and cultured Lokiarchaeota — archaea of the type believed to have been part of the original eukaryotic partnership.Did Viruses Create the Nucleus? The Answer May Be Near. | Christie Wilcox | November 25, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
That, it seems to me, is the attitude of the human mind, even the greatest and most cultured, toward God.How Einstein Reconciled Religion to Science - Facts So Romantic | Brian Gallagher | November 25, 2020 | Nautilus
Davis learned the microbes were being entombed in the salt crystals—and could be cultured.Preserving a Sense of Wonder in DNA - Issue 92: Frontiers | Virat Markandeya | October 28, 2020 | Nautilus
Scary radiation effects seen in lab animals or cultured cells only gives hints to possible risks.Surviving Mars missions will take planning and lots of innovation | Maria Temming | October 22, 2020 | Science News For Students
There are all sorts of projects—all over the world—devoted to the future of food, from cultured meat and fish to nanoparticles that help plants grow in the desert to factories raising millions of bugs for protein.Alphabet’s New Moonshot Is to Transform How We Grow Food | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | October 14, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Playboy: So you got rich, cultured, secure—then what happened?Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview | Alex Belth | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The idea was conceived by a food scientist at Brigham Young University, who added dry ice to the cultured dairy on a lark.
Stephens, a sociologist at Cardiff University, has spent years studying the development of “cultured” meat.Can Vegetarians Eat In-Vitro Meat? The Debate Rages. | Nico Hines | August 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Because we live in a cultural stereotype and only men watch sports, only women are cultured, Mars, Venus, etc.Oscars, the Super Bowl for Women & Other People’s Super Bowls | Kevin Fallon | February 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yet Germany before the Nazi takeover was the most cultured, advanced, and cosmopolitan society in the world.
Rullock, the cultured man, was hurt when he heard education mentioned lightly.The Chequers | James Runciman
The educated, cultured man never loses his temper, seldom utters an angry word.The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
She loved music, and a sweet, gracious woman whose music wins the most cultured sang song after song.The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
These tracts are valuable as eye-openers to uneducated workmen, but they possess no merit whatsoever for cultured liberals.Comrade Kropotkin | Victor Robinson
Friendship with such cultured, interesting people would broaden the horizon of my whole life.Mildred's Inheritance | Annie Fellows Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for cultured
showing or having good taste, manners, upbringing, and education
artificially grown or synthesized: cultured pearls
sport of superior quality, as though the product of special training: a cultured left foot; a cultured backhand
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