The over-cultivation of physical strength leads to mental callousness and brutality.
Or, worse than that even, that one loses his taste by over-cultivation?
He passed many sumptuary laws, and issued an edict forbidding the over-cultivation of vines to the neglect of corn-growing.
But unfortunately in the later chapters, over-cultivation of these traits has increasingly annulled and extinguished her own.
But there is something sadder—the monster of over-cultivation, the wreck of schools, the priggish fanatic of godlessness.
c.1700, of knowledge, etc., a figurative use, from French cultivation (16c.), noun of action from cultiver, from Latin cultivare "to till" (see cultivate). Meaning "raising of a plant or crop" is from 1719; literal sense of "tilling of the land" is from 1725.
cultivation cul·ti·va·tion (kŭl'tə-vā'shən)
The process of promoting the growth of a biological culture.