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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Educated, polished, and refined; cultivated.
  • adjective Produced under artificial and controlled conditions.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having culture; refined.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Under culture; cultivated.
  • adjective Characterized by mental and moral training; disciplined; refined; well-educated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Learned in the ways of civilized society; civilized; refined.
  • adjective Artificially developed.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of culture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by refinement in taste and manners

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