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 for cultivated
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  cultivated \cultivated\ adj.
     1. marked by refinement in taste and manners; as, cultivated
        tastes in art.
     Syn: civilized, cultured, genteel, polite.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. used for raising crops; -- of land or soil.
        [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cultivate \Cul"ti*vate\ (k?l"t?-v?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Cultivated (-v?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Cultivating
     (-v?`-t?ng).] [LL. cultivatus, p. p. of cultivare to
     cultivate, fr. cultivus cultivated, fr. L. cultus, p. p. of
     colere to till, cultivate. Cf. Colony.]
     1. To bestow attention, care, and labor upon, with a view to
        valuable returns; to till; to fertilize; as, to cultivate
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     2. To direct special attention to; to devote time and thought
        to; to foster; to cherish.
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              Leisure . . . to cultivate general literature.
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     3. To seek the society of; to court intimacy with.
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              I ever looked on Lord Keppel as one of the greatest
              and best men of his age; and I loved and cultivated
              him accordingly.                      --Burke.
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     4. To improve by labor, care, or study; to impart culture to;
        to civilize; to refine.
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              To cultivate the wild, licentious savage. --Addison.
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              The mind of man hath need to be prepared for piety
              and virtue; it must be cultivated to the end.
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     5. To raise or produce by tillage; to care for while growing;
        as, to cultivate corn or grass.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing
             or fertilizing; "cultivated land" [ant: uncultivated]
      2: no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and
         for human use; "cultivated roses"; "cultivated blackberries"
      3: marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated
         speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel
         old lady"; "polite society" [syn: civilized, civilised,
         cultivated, cultured, genteel, polite]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "cultivated":
     abstruse, advanced, ameliorated, aristocratic, beautified,
     bettered, civilized, converted, cosmopolitan, cultured, dainty,
     deep, delicate, developed, discriminating, educated, elegant,
     embellished, encyclopedic, enhanced, enriched, erudite, fastidious,
     fine, genteel, gentle, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, graceful,
     gracile, gracious, highbred, improved, ladylike, learned, lettered,
     literate, nice, pansophic, perfected, polished, polyhistoric,
     polymath, polymathic, profound, refined, reformed, scholarly,
     scholastic, soignee, sophisticated, studious, suave, subtle,
     transfigured, transformed, urbane, well-bred, well-brought-up,

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