What I see happening, with writers like Charlaine Harris and Stephenie Meyer, is the domestication of the vampire.
Furthermore, the domestication of wild animals useful to man results in very great practical value.
It is not certain when or where elephants were first reduced to domestication.
The domestication of animal life marked another great step in the long ascent.
Hand in hand with the domestication of animals, agriculture begins to develop.
It will be shown when the different kinds of aquatic birds are described that each has its special place and use in domestication.
Now, these factors are operative also in domestication of animals and cultivation of plants.
Although in the wild state it is a migratory bird, in domestication it soon becomes too heavy to fly far.
No environment is so new and peculiar as domestication and cultivation.
Hence it follows that the principles of domestication are important for us.
1630s, of animals; 1741, of persons, "to cause to be attached to home and family;" from Medieval Latin domesticatus, past participle of domesticare "to tame," literally "to dwell in a house," from domesticus (see domestic). Related: Domesticated; domesticating.