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.
- domestic prelate,
- domestic science,
- domestic system,
- domestic violence,
- domestic-relations court,
Origin of domesticate
Examples from the Web for 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|Marlow Stern|November 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
There are considerable psychic changes consequent on domestication and civilization; but these are due to environment.The Color Line|William Benjamin Smith
The elephant is found from sea to sea, but he has not proved to be so amenable to domestication as his Asian brother.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV|John Lord
It will be shown when the different kinds of aquatic birds are described that each has its special place and use in domestication.Our Domestic Birds|John H. Robinson
We have some historical evidence with respect to the period and progress of the domestication of the duck.
(domestication of cattle and use of milk as food connected with moon-cult).Introduction to the History of Religions|Crawford Howell Toy
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.