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Adjective: cultivated  'kúl-ti,vey-tid
  1. No longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use
    "cultivated roses"; "cultivated blackberries"
  2. Marked by refinement in taste and manners
    "cultivated speech";
    - civilized, civilised [Brit], cultured, genteel, polite
  3. (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by ploughing or fertilizing
    "cultivated land"
Verb: cultivate  'kúl-ti,veyt
  1. (farming) foster the growth of
  2. (farming) prepare for crops
    "cultivate the land";
    - crop, work
  3. Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    "Cultivate your musical taste";
    - educate, school, train, civilize, civilise [Brit]
  4. Adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
    "cultivate oats";
    - domesticate, naturalize, naturalise [Brit], tame

See also: refined, tame, tamed

Type of: accommodate, adapt, down [informal], fine-tune, fix, gear up, polish, prepare, ready, refine, set, set up

Antonym: uncultivated

Encyclopedia: Cultivated