cultivated

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

adjective

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 confusedcultivated cultured
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British Dictionary definitions for uncultivated (1 of 2)

uncultivated

/ (ʌnˈkʌltɪˌveɪtɪd) /

adjective

(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)

cultivated

/ (ˈkʌltɪˌveɪtɪd) /

adjective

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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Word Origin and History for uncultivated

uncultivated


adj.

1640s (figurative); 1680s (of plants); 1690s (of land), from un- (1) "not" + past participle of cultivate.

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