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cultivate

[′kəl·tə‚vāt]
(agriculture)
To prepare soil for the raising of crops.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We are wont to forget that the sun looks on our cultivated fields and on the prairies and forests without distinction.
-- Leaving Socego, we rode to another estate on the Rio Macae, which was the last patch of cultivated ground in that direction.
The contribution and source of PP in the cultivated + trodden treatment is most likely a combination of added P in the form of dung and soil-derived P.
Then plants that display hints of the desired trait would be cultivated until, finally, plants that consistently display the trait result.
PERILLA FRUTESCENS (Labiatae) is a self-fertilizing annual species which is widely cultivated in East Asia.
Morse Geriatric Center, with few exceptions the answer is that our volunteers are an integral part of our facility, and when cultivated they prove increasingly independent and overwhelmingly helpful.
His early works were criticized by his professors for their jarring colors, hard edges, and "lack of consistency," which contradicted the colorist sensibility a la Bonnard cultivated at the academy.
First, let's agree that crops and livestock are cultivated species, not wild ones, and that the relevant region is the continental United States.
The Cultivated Wilderness is an attempt to share broad ideas about human actions and their influence on landscapes.
The project's cultivated land borders a national forest, providing a buffer zone to protect the area from development.
They said they aim at commercializing skin cultivated from patients' mucous membranes by 2002, and skin cultivated from mucous membranes of nonpatients by 2005.
Since the Hutterites, of all Anabaptist groups, collected their historical sources most assiduously and cultivated a tradition of chronicle writing and epistle-collection, and since none of the Moravian Anabaptist groups that competed with them survived, a Hutterocentric presentation of Moravian Anabaptism flowed easily from the sources.