[ duh-mes-ti-keyt ]
/ d蓹藞m蓻s t瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), do路mes路ti路cat路ed, do路mes路ti路cat路ing.
verb (used without object), do路mes路ti路cat路ed, do路mes路ti路cat路ing.
to be domestic.
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Origin of domesticate

First recorded in 1635鈥45; from Medieval Latin domestic膩tus (past participle of domestic膩re ), equivalent to domestic- domestic + -膩tus -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for domesticate


sometimes US domesticize (d蓹藞m蓻st瑟藢sa瑟z)

/ (d蓹藞m蓻st瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to bring or keep (wild animals or plants) under control or cultivation
to accustom to home life
to adapt to an environmentto domesticate foreign trees

Derived forms of domesticate

domesticable, adjectivedomestication, noundomesticative, adjectivedomesticator, noun
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