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cultured

[ kuhl-cherd ]
/ ˈkʌl tʃərd /
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adjective
having or characterized by culture; refined; enlightened: civilized and cultured peoples; music and other cultured pursuits.
artificially nurtured or grown: cultured bacteria.
cultivated; tilled.
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Origin of cultured

First recorded in 1550–745; culture + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM cultured

non·cul·tured, adjectiveo·ver·cul·tured, adjectivesem·i·cul·tured, adjectivewell-cultured, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH cultured

cultivated, cultured
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How to use cultured in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cultured

cultured
/ (ˈkʌltʃəd) /

adjective
showing or having good taste, manners, upbringing, and education
artificially grown or synthesizedcultured pearls
sport of superior quality, as though the product of special traininga cultured left foot; a cultured backhand
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