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domesticate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Domesticate  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  domesticate 
  v  1:  adapt  to  the  environment;  "domesticate  plants"  [syn:  {cultivate}, 
  {naturalize}] 
  2:  make  (animals)  fit  for  cultivation;  "The  cow  was 
  domesticated  a  long  time  ago" 
  3:  make  fit  for  domestic  life;  of  animals  [syn:  {domesticize}] 




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