What does domesticate mean?

Definitions for domesticate
dəˈmɛs tɪˌkeɪt; -kɪtdo·mes·ti·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame(verb)

    adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

    "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"

  2. domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame(verb)

    overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

    "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"

  3. domesticate, tame(verb)

    make 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"


  1. domesticate(Noun)

    An animal or plant that has been domesticated.

  2. domesticate(Verb)

    To make domestic.

  3. domesticate(Verb)

    To make fit for domestic life.

  4. domesticate(Verb)

    To adapt to live with humans.

    The Russian claims to have successfully domesticated foxes.

  5. domesticate(Verb)

    To adapt to live with humans.

    The Russian claims to have successfully domesticated foxes.

  6. domesticate(Verb)

    To make a legal instrument recognized and enforceable in a jurisdiction foreign to the one in which the instrument was originally issued or created.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Domesticate(adj)

    to make domestic; to habituate to home life; as, to domesticate one's self

  2. Domesticate(adj)

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

  3. Domesticate(adj)

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

  4. Origin: [LL. domesticatus, p. p. of domesticare to reside in, to tame. See Domestic, a.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of domesticate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of domesticate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of domesticate in a Sentence

  1. Gerry Bowler:

    They wanted to domesticate Christmas, bring it indoors, and focus it on children.

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