adjective, tam·er, tam·est.
verb (used with object), tamed, tam·ing.
verb (used without object), tamed, tam·ing.
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Winds are the tamest in days, with southerly breezes only occasionally eyeing a 15-mph burst.D.C.-area forecast: Mainly clear skies plus warmer temperatures today and tomorrow|A. Camden Walker|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
She selected a pair of nice jeans and a thin jacket, tamed her curly hair, then drove from Arlington to RedRocks, a pizza place in Columbia Heights.Date Lab: It didn’t ‘take much to get us to start talking’|Prachi Gupta|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Honey tames the heat of fresh ginger, which spikes this fruity and festive nonalcoholic drink.Thanksgiving appetizer recipes and easy cocktails to start the feast off right|Daniela Galarza, Becky Krystal|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
It reminds me a lot of the GoPro Hypersmooth tech, which makes even vigorous motion seem tame.The iPhone 12 Pro Max might be worth it—for the camera alone|Stan Horaczek|November 10, 2020|Popular Science
Italy and France both tightened shutdown measures this week, while Greece announced a three-week lockdown to try to tame the virus.U.S. stocks turn lower as traders await decision in presidential race|Taylor Telford|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
The arrogance of wealth and power, at home and abroad, is being tamed by civic virtues.New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 1913: How We Celebrated 100 Years Ago|Charles Emmerson|December 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They projected sexual charisma, to be sure, but it was a charisma that was tamed and domesticated for their youngest female fans.What Made the Beatles So Big? Diagnosing ‘Beatlemania’|John McMillian|October 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You can draw a fairly straight line from Helms to Karl Rove, who tamed and adapted the approach for a national audience.
A new book tells the story of John Randel Jr., who tamed Manhattan with its famous grid.The Manhattan Project: The Legacy of John Randel Jr.|Kevin Canfield|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Luckily, says Hounsou, the direction society is moving makes this the perfect time for that Wild West to be tamed.The Power of Documentary: Danny Glover, Djimon Hounsou, and ‘Budrus’ Director Julia Bacha|Kevin Fallon|November 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Owen thought he had better let it alone; and Amy tamed the tiger at once by giving it a bit of bread from her basket.
"I thought we had the legislature up yonder tamed," he said, angrily, as he entered the office.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
I suppose, in this tamed England of ours, we should feel it artificial; we should fear to let ourselves go.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
The cougar is easily tamed, and rendered nearly as familiar as domestic animals.
Though taken ever so young he is not to be tamed; he is naturally ferocious.