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domesticate

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Etymology

domestic + -ate

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to domesticate

Third person singular
domesticat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to domesticate (third-person singular simple present domesticat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make domestic.
  2. (transitive) To make fit for domestic life.
  3. (transitive) To adapt to live with humans.
    The Russian claims to have successfully domesticated foxes.
  4. (intransitive) To adapt to live with humans.
    Dogs have clearly domesticated more than cats.
  5. (transitive) To make a legal instrument recognized and enforceable in a jurisdiction foreign to the one in which the instrument was originally issued or created.

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Noun

Singular
domesticate

Plural
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  1. An animal or plant that has been domesticated.

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