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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tame  \Tame\,  a.  [Compar.  {Tamer};  superl.  {Tamest}.]  [AS.  tam; 
  akin  to  D.  tam,  G.  zahm,  OHG.  zam,  Dan.  &  Sw  tam,  Icel. 
  tamr,  L.  domare  to  tame,  Gr  ?,  Skr.  dam  to  be  tame,  to  tame, 
  and  perhaps  to  E.  beteem.  [root]61.  Cf  {Adamant},  {Diamond}, 
  {Dame},  {Daunt},  {Indomitable}.] 
  1.  Reduced  from  a  state  of  native  wildness  and  shyness; 
  accustomed  to  man;  domesticated;  domestic;  as  a  tame 
  deer,  a  tame  bird. 
  2.  Crushed;  subdued;  depressed;  spiritless. 
  Tame  slaves  of  the  laborious  plow.  --Roscommon. 
  3.  Deficient  in  spirit  or  animation;  spiritless;  dull;  flat; 
  insipid;  as  a  tame  poem;  tame  scenery. 
  Syn:  Gentle;  mild;  meek.  See  {Gentle}. 

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