SYNONYMS | WORD ORIGIN Origin of cultivation
First recorded in
-ion Related forms non·cul·ti·va·tion, noun o·ver·cul·ti·va·tion, noun pre·cul·ti·va·tion, noun re·cul·ti·va·tion, noun self-cul·ti·va·tion, noun un·cul·ti·va·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overcultivation noun agriculture 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
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Word Origin and History for overcultivation n.
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.
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overcultivation in Medicine cultivation [kŭl′tə-vā ′shən] n. The process of promoting the growth of a biological culture. Related forms cul ′ti•vate′ v.
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