Cultivation

Definition of Cultivation

Cul`ti`va´tion   Pronunciation: k?l`t?-v?´sh?n
n.1.The art or act of cultivating; improvement for agricultural purposes or by agricultural processes; tillage; production by tillage.
2.Bestowal of time or attention for self-improvement or for the benefit of others; fostering care.
3.The state of being cultivated; advancement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition; refinement; culture.
Italy . . . was but imperfectly reduced to cultivation before the irruption of the barbarians.
- Hallam.

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