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cultivation

cul·ti·va·tion

cultivation

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhl tih veI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of cultivating.
synonyms:
civilizing, cultivating, farming, fostering, growing, tillage, tilling
similar words:
acculturation, development, education, fertilizing, growth, improvement, nurture, patronage, plowing, polishing, schooling, socialization, sponsorship, support, tending, training, working
definition 2: the state of being cultivated.
synonyms:
civilization, culture, refinement
similar words:
courtliness, gentility, growth, polish, sophistication