Cultivation Cul`ti*va"tion (k?l`t?-v?"sh?n), n. [Cf. F. cultivation.] 1. The art or act of cultivating; improvement for agricultural purposes or by agricultural processes; tillage; production by tillage. [1913 Webster]

2. Bestowal of time or attention for self-improvement or for the benefit of others; fostering care. [1913 Webster]

3. The state of being cultivated; advancement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition; refinement; culture. [1913 Webster]

Italy . . . was but imperfectly reduced to cultivation before the irruption of the barbarians. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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