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


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

Origin of cultivated

First recorded in 1655–65; cultivate + -ed2

Related forms

Can be confused

cultivated cultured Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for uncultivated

British Dictionary definitions for uncultivated (1 of 2)


/ (ʌnˈkʌltɪˌveɪtɪd) /


(of a garden, fields, the earth, etc) not having been tilled and prepared or planted
(of a mind, person, etc) not improved by education

British Dictionary definitions for uncultivated (2 of 2)


/ (ˈkʌltɪˌveɪtɪd) /


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
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