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 formsmis·cul·ti·vat·ed, adjectivenon·cul·ti·vat·ed, adjectivepseu·do·cul·ti·vat·ed, adjectivequa·si-cul·ti·vat·ed, adjectivesem·i·cul·ti·vat·ed, adjectivesu·per·cul·ti·vat·ed, adjectiveun·cul·ti·vat·ed, adjectivewell-cul·ti·vat·ed, adjective
Can be confusedcultivated cultured Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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adjective (well cultivated when postpositive)

(of land, plants, etc) tilled, planted, or maintained in a satisfactory manner
(of a trait, talent, etc) fostered or improved by study or practicehis well-cultivated sarcasm



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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