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cultivate

verb [T] (USE LAND)    /ˈkʌl.tɪ.veɪt/ US  /-t̬ə-/
C1 to prepare land and grow crops on it, or to grow a particular crop : Most of the land there is too poor to cultivate. The villagers cultivate mostly maize and beans .Farming - general words cultivation     /ˌkʌl.tɪˈveɪ.ʃən/ US  /-t̬ə-/ noun [U] Farming - general words
(Definition of cultivate verb (USE LAND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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