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cultivated

[kuhl-tuh-vey-tid] /ˈkʌl təˌveɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
prepared and used for raising crops; tilled:
cultivated land.
2.
produced or improved by cultivation, as a plant.
3.
educated; refined; cultured:
cultivated tastes.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; cultivate + -ed2
Related forms
miscultivated, adjective
noncultivated, adjective
pseudocultivated, adjective
quasi-cultivated, adjective
semicultivated, adjective
supercultivated, adjective
uncultivated, adjective
well-cultivated, adjective
Can be confused
cultivated, cultured.
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Examples for uncultivated
  • The field in the foreground has a wild uncultivated appearance as if it had been allowed to remain fallow the preceding summer.
  • uncultivated land was to be redistributed among landless peasants.
British Dictionary definitions for uncultivated

uncultivated

/ʌnˈkʌltɪˌveɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
(of a garden, fields, the earth, etc) not having been tilled and prepared or planted
2.
(of a mind, person, etc) not improved by education

cultivated

/ˈkʌltɪˌveɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
cultured, refined, or educated
2.
((of land or soil))
  1. subjected to tillage or cultivation
  2. tilled and broken up
3.
(of plants) specially bred or improved by cultivation
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Word Origin and History for uncultivated
adj.

1640s (figurative); 1680s (of plants); 1690s (of land), from un- (1) "not" + past participle of cultivate.

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