SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective enlightened; refined. artificially nurtured or grown: cultured bacteria. cultivated; tilled. Origin of cultured
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-ed 2 Related forms non·cul·tured, adjective o·ver·cul·tured, adjective sem·i·cul·tured, adjective well-cul·tured, adjective
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Examples from the Web for well-cultured Historical Examples of well-cultured British Dictionary definitions for well-cultured adjective showing or having good taste, manners, upbringing, and education artificially grown or synthesized cultured pearls sport of superior quality, as though the product of special training a cultured left foot; a cultured backhand
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Word Origin and History for well-cultured adj.
1743 in the literal sense of "cultivated," of land, etc., past participle adjective from
culture; meaning "developed under controlled natural conditions" is from 1906, originally of pearls. Meaning "improved by exposure to intellectual culture" is from 1777.
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