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tillage

[til-ij] /ˈtɪl ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the operation, practice, or art of tilling land.
2.
tilled land.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; till2 + -age
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  • Annuals also promote heavy use of pesticides or tillage because they leave the ground bare much of the year.
  • Peat and moor have made way for pasture and tillage.
British Dictionary definitions for tillage

tillage

/ˈtɪlɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act, process, or art of tilling
2.
tilled land
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Word Origin and History for tillage
n.

late 15c., from till (v.) + -age.

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