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Meaning of DOMESTICATE

Pronunciation:  du'mestu`keyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make (animals) 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. [v]  overcome the wildness of (an animal); make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
  3. [v]  adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
 

DOMESTICATE is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: cultivate, naturalise, naturalize, tame
 
 See Also: accommodate, adapt, alter, break, break in, change

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Do*mes"ti*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Domesticated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Domesticating.}] [LL.
domesticatus, p. p. of domesticare to reside in, to tame. See
{Domestic}, a.]
1. To make domestic; to habituate to home life; as, to
   domesticate one's self.

2. To cause to be, as it were, of one's family or country;
   as, to domesticate a foreign custom or word.

3. To tame or reclaim from a wild state; as, to domesticate
   wild animals; to domesticate a plant.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt, adjust, anchor, billet at, bivouac, break, break in, break to harness, burrow, bust, camp, case harden, colonize, come to anchor, condition, confirm, domesticize, domiciliate, drop anchor, ensconce, establish, establish residence, familiarize, fix, gentle, habituate, harden, hive, housebreak, inhabit, inure, keep house, live at, locate, master, moor, move, naturalize, nest, orient, orientate, park, people, perch, populate, relocate, reside, roost, season, set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle, settle down, sit down, squat, stand, stay at, strike root, subdue, take residence at, take root, take up residence, tame, train, wont
 

 

 

 

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