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cultivated

[kuhl-tuh-vey-tid]
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adjective
  1. prepared and used for raising crops; tilled: cultivated land.
  2. produced or improved by cultivation, as a plant.
  3. educated; refined; cultured: cultivated tastes.
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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
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Examples from the Web for well-cultivated

Historical Examples

  • The country about Ogden is well-cultivated and pleasant looking.

    A Boy's Voyage Round the World

    The Son of Samuel Smiles

  • They had cities and roads, and tanks for water, and well-cultivated fields.

    Taking Tales

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • It is mountainous, but has many rich and well-cultivated districts.

  • Mr. Allen says that the well-cultivated seedling of Japan Iris "has no superior in the floral world."

    A Garden with House Attached

    Sarah Warner Brooks

  • He passed through an extensive, fertile, well-cultivated, and beautiful tract of land called the Great Valley.


British Dictionary definitions for well-cultivated

well-cultivated

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

adjective
  1. cultured, refined, or educated
  2. ((of land or soil))
    1. subjected to tillage or cultivation
    2. tilled and broken up
  3. (of plants) specially bred or improved by cultivation
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