/kul'teuh vay"sheuhn/, n.1. the act or art of cultivating.2. the state of being cultivated.3. culture; refinement.[1690-1700; CULTIVATE + -ION]Syn. 3. gentility, breeding, taste.
* * *Loosening and breaking up (tilling) of the soil.The soil around existing plants is cultivated (by hand using a hoe, or by machine using a cultivator) to destroy weeds and promote growth by increasing soil aeration and water infiltration. Soil being prepared for the planting of a crop is cultivated by a harrow or plow.
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