cult-, -cultural, -culture, -cultures, -culturally, -cultrist

(Latin: to care for, to till [the ground], to cherish; to dwell, to inhabit)

cultish (adjective), more cultish, most cultish
cultism (s) (noun), cultisms (pl)
cultist (s) (noun), cultists 9PL0
A member of a cult.
cultivability (s) (noun), cultivabilities (pl)
cultivable (adjective), more cultivable, most cultivable
Capable of growing crops or being farmed: Sam was looking for cultivable land which was arable, tillable, and generally productive for the many plants he wanted to have.
cultivar (s) (noun), cultivars (pl)
1. A race or variety of a plant that has been created or selected intentionally and maintained through cultivation.
2. A variety of a plant developed from a natural species and maintained under cultivation.
cultivatable (adjective), more cultivatable, most cultivatable
A reference to farmland which is capable of being farmed productively: Sam was lucky to have such cultivatable soil in the rural area where he lived and could produce abundantly and enough to sell at the markets.
cultivate (verb), cultivates; cultivated, cultivating
1. To prepare and work on (land) in order to raise crops; to till the earth.
2. To use a cultivator on.
3. To promote or improve the growth of (a plant, crop, etc.) by labor and attention.
4. To produce by culture: to cultivate a strain of bacteria.
5. To develop or improve by education or training; to train; to refine: to cultivate a singing voice.
6. To promote the growth or development of (an art, science, etc.); to foster.
7. To devote oneself to (an art, science, etc.).
8. To seek to promote or to foster (friendship, love, etc.).
9. To seek the acquaintance or friendship of (a person).
cultivated (adjective), more cultivated, most cultivated
1. Prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing; such as, "cultivate land".
2. No longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use.
3. Marked by refinement in taste and manners.
cultivation (s) (noun), cultivations (pl)
1. In agriculture, the production of food by preparing the land to grow crops.
2. Socialization through training and education.
3. A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality.
cultivator (s) (noun), cultivators (pl)
1. Someone who is concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil.
2. A farm implement used to break up the surface of the soil for aeration and weed control and conservation of moisture.

Improved cultivators of the mid-19th century contributed greatly to increased agricultural production.

cultural (adjective), more cultural, most cultural
1. Of or relating to the arts and manners that a group favors; "cultural events"; "a person of broad cultural interests".
2. Denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people.
3. Of or relating to the shared knowledge and values of a society; "cultural roots".
4. Relating to the raising of plants or animals; "a cultural variety".
cultural evolution (s) (noun),cultural evolutions (pl)
Any fundamental change over time in the social and economic character of a given society.

Specifically, an earlier theory that cultures will naturally pass through certain progressive stages on the path to industrialization; that is, from hunger-gatherer societies to nomadism, to agricultural and pastoralism, and then ultimately to a modern industrial society.

culturally (adverb), more culturally, most culturally
A description of the habits, traditions and beliefs of a society: Most countries are now existing in culturally diverse societies.
culturally mediated
A descriptive term for all forms of energy produced through the applications of human technologies.