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  Definition of domesticate
  1. make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans; "The horse was domesticated a long time ago"; "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog"
  2. overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
  3. adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
Similar Words: tame, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise

 

Hyponyms: break in, break

 

Grouped Verbs: domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame

 

Derivational Morphology: tamer, naturalization, naturalisation

 

 
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