Origin of cultivation
Examples from the Web for over-cultivation
Or, worse than that even, that one loses his taste by over-cultivation?The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner
Charles Dudley Warner
He passed many sumptuary laws, and issued an edict forbidding the over-cultivation of vines to the neglect of corn-growing.
But unfortunately in the later chapters, over-cultivation of these traits has increasingly annulled and extinguished her own.Feminism and Sex-Extinction
The over-cultivation of physical strength leads to mental callousness and brutality.Temporal Power
But there is something sadder—the monster of over-cultivation, the wreck of schools, the priggish fanatic of godlessness.Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. John
- the planting, tending, improving, or harvesting of crops or plants
- the preparation of ground to promote their growth
- development, esp through education, training, etc
- culture or sophistication, esp social refinement
Word Origin and History for over-cultivation
c.1700, of knowledge, etc., a figurative use, from French cultivation (16c.), noun of action from cultiver, from Latin cultivare "to till" (see cultivate). Meaning "raising of a plant or crop" is from 1719; literal sense of "tilling of the land" is from 1725.
- The process of promoting the growth of a biological culture.