verb (used with object), cul·ti·vat·ed, cul·ti·vat·ing.
Origin of cultivate
Examples from the Web for over-cultivated
Historical Examples of over-cultivated
Are there no ladders to be found in this benighted and over-cultivated region?Red Rose and Tiger Lily
L. T. Meade
Any man, suffering from over-cultivated self-esteem, can be supplied by this club with wholesome physic.Jonathan and His Continent
All the years of his over-hurried, over-cultivated, ambitious life he had delved into the psychology of others.Out of the Ashes
Ethel Watts Mumford
Female virtue has been over-cultivated, the flower has grown to an enormous size, but it has lost its scent.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
Word Origin for cultivate
early 17c., from Medieval Latin cultivatus, past participle of cultivare, from Late Latin cultivus "tilled," from Latin cultus (see cult). Figurative sense of "improve by training or education" is from 1680s. Related: Cultivable; cultivated; cultivating.