Overcultivation



[kuhl-tuh-vey-shuh n] /ˌkʌl təˈveɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act or art of .
2.
the state of being .
3.
culture; refinement.
/ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃən/
noun
1.
(agriculture)

2.
development, esp through education, training, etc
3.
culture or sophistication, esp social refinement
n.

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)
n.
The process of promoting the growth of a biological culture.
cul’ti·vate’ v.

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