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cul·ti·va·tion

cultivation

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhl tih veI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of preparing and improving.
The cultivation of children's minds will help them to think for themselves.We bought fifty acres of vacant farm land and now must begin its cultivation.
synonyms:
civilizing, cultivating, farming, fostering, growing, tilling
similar words:
development, education, fertilizing, growth, improvement, plowing, polishing, sponsorship, support, tending, training, working
definition 2: the state of being cultivated.
The farmer has one hundred acres of land under cultivation.Smithers was well known for his great learning and cultivation.
synonyms:
culture
similar words:
growth, polish