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domesticate

domesticate

domesticate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word domesticate

Definition
(verb) adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
Synonyms : cultivate , naturalise , naturalize , tame
Example Sentence
  • domesticate oats
  • tame the soil

Definition
(verb) overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
Synonyms : domesticise , domesticize , reclaim , tame
Example Sentence
  • He tames lions for the circus
  • reclaim falcons

Definition
(verb) make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans
Synonyms : tame
Example Sentence
  • The horse was domesticated a long time ago
  • The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for domesticate

He is not fit for domestic life to live here... so he has to be tamed
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