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Meaning of DOMESTICATION

Pronunciation:  dum`estuk'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  accommodation to domestic life; "her explorer husband resisted all her attempts at domestication"
  2. [n]  the attribute of having been domesticated
  3. [n]  adaptation to intimate association with human beings
 

DOMESTICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: tameness
 
 Antonyms: wildness
 
 See Also: accommodation, adaptation, adjustment, flexibility, tractability, tractableness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Do*mes`ti*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. domestication.]
The act of domesticating, or accustoming to home; the action
of taming wild animals.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: the process by which people try to control the reproductive rates of animals and plants by ordering the environment in such a way as to favor certain species.
 

 

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