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tr.v. cul·ti·vat·ed, cul·ti·vat·ing, cul·ti·vates
a. To improve and prepare (land), as by plowing or fertilizing, for raising crops; till.
b. To loosen or dig soil around (growing plants).
2. To grow or tend (a plant or crop).
3. To promote the growth of (a biological culture).
4. To encourage or foster: cultivate a respect for the law. See Synonyms at nurture.
5. To acquire, develop, or refine, as by education: cultivating a posh accent.
6. To seek the acquaintance or goodwill of; make friends with: cultivated the club's new members.

[Medieval Latin cultīvāre, cultīvāt-, from cultīvus, tilled, from Latin cultus, past participle of colere, to till; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

cul′ti·vat′a·ble adj.
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Adj.1.cultivatable - (of farmland) capable of being farmed productivelycultivatable - (of farmland) capable of being farmed productively
productive - producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"
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The process for bringing the total cultivatable land of 74,303 hectares under organic farming commenced at ground levels from 2010.
Sudan still has large areas of cultivatable land, as well as oil, gold and cotton.
Talking to the media, FCCI acting president Nadeem Allahwala said 100,000 megawatt electricity could be produced by dams as KBD was a multipurpose project which would not only produce cheaper electricity but it will also help in making thousands acres of barren land cultivatable.
The landmines are reported to have left almost 700,000 acres of Egypt's arable land useless, approximately 10% of the country's total cultivatable area.
The American Farm Bureau Federation has been one of many organizations lobbying for commercial UAV use, since drones would allow farmers to more efficiently scout fields, determine cultivatable land, and understand the extent of loss and actual crop yield to improve performance or file insurance claims.
And furthermore, Muslim women's fate is compounded by the fact that in the Qur'an, most strategic pronouncements on women are undermining to their status: women are a cultivatable land (nisa'ukum harthun lakumfa'tuw harthaku innaa ' shi 'turn--"your women are a tilth for you to cultivate" (in Wadud 2006: 193).
Metagenomic approaches avoid the bias that is introduced when selective culturing is applied because [approximately equal to] 80% of the gut microbiota is not cultivatable (11).
Excluding this project activities will also help to make the land cultivatable which has degraded and environment of surroundings of these villages will also be made friendly.
For Afghanistan, the key facts are clear: The Salma Dam will increase cultivatable land from 35,000 hectares to 80,000 hectares.
Call on the national government to move closer to the conflict affected areas by providing basic services to them including road, drinking water, health centre, agricultural activities if it is cultivatable land and established presence of law enforcement agencies.
In a global model of potential suitability, the potential cultivatable range of switchgrass was very broad, both with and without irrigation inputs (Barney and DiTomaso 2010b, 2011; see fig.
Therapeutic landscapes studies are evoked by describing the utilization of a locally available and readily cultivatable dioecious herb in medical practices in Washington State and by describing relevant place-based characteristics at a site of delivery.