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Verb: domesticate  du'mes-ti,keyt
  1. Adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
    "domesticate oats";
    - cultivate, naturalize, naturalise [Brit], tame
     
  2. Overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
    "domesticate falcons";
    - domesticize, domesticise [Brit], reclaim, tame
     
  3. Make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans
    "The horse was domesticated a long time ago";
    - tame

Derived forms: domesticated, domesticates, domesticating

Type of: accommodate, adapt, alter, change, modify

Encyclopedia: Domesticate