• IPA: /ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃən/


  1. The art or act of cultivating; improvement of land for or by agriculture
    The heavy cultivation of the hillside led to soil erosion.
  2. The state of being cultivated or used for agriculture
    These fields are in cultivation.
  3. Devotion of time or attention to the improvement of (something)
    His steadfast cultivation of their relationship finally bore fruit.
  4. Advancement or refinement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition
    She is a woman of great cultivation.
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