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cultivate

verb [T]  /ˈkʌl·təˌveɪt/ us  

cultivate verb [T] (GROW)

to prepare land and grow crops on it, or to grow a particular crop: He cultivated soybeans on most of the land.

cultivate verb [T] (DEVELOP)

to create a new condition by directed effort: We’re trying to help these kids cultivate an interest in science. To cultivate is also to try to become friendly with someone because that person may be able to help you: to cultivate friendships
cultivation
noun [U]  /ˌkʌl·təˈveɪ·ʃən/ us  
Simple changes in rice cultivation can reduce methane emissions.
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