verb (used with object), do·mes·ti·cat·ed, do·mes·ti·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), do·mes·ti·cat·ed, do·mes·ti·cat·ing.
Origin of domesticate
Related Words for domesticationdiscipline, instruction, workout, practice, schooling, drill, teaching, education, guidance, exercise, coaching, control, development, restraint, self-restraint, will, regulation, preparation, self-control, method
Examples from the Web for domestication
Contemporary Examples of domestication
What I see happening, with writers like Charlaine Harris and Stephenie Meyer, is the domestication of the vampire.Anne Rice on Sparkly Vampires, ‘Twilight,’ ‘True Blood,’ and Werewolves
November 23, 2011
Historical Examples of domestication
Its chief defect for domestication is the small size of the fruit.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
This, in fact, is the great bar to the domestication of animals.On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
The adaptation of the unicorns proceeded in the following years, but not their domestication.Space Prison
It may be said that domestication might produce them in the latter.Anecdotes of Dogs
This was one of the results of his domestication in Washington Square.Washington Square
sometimes US domesticize (dəˈmɛstɪˌsaɪz)
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.