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do·mes·ti·cate

 (də-mĕs′tĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. do·mes·ti·cat·ed, do·mes·ti·cat·ing, do·mes·ti·cates
1. To cause to feel comfortable at home; make domestic.
2. To adopt or make fit for domestic use or life.
3.
a. To train or adapt (an animal or plant) to live in a human environment and be of use to humans.
b. To introduce and accustom (an animal or plant) into another region; naturalize.
n. (-kət, -kāt′)
A plant or animal that has been adapted to live in a human environment.

do·mes′ti·ca′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.domestication - adaptation to intimate association with human beings
adaption, adaptation, adjustment - the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
2.domestication - the attribute of having been domesticated
tractability, tractableness, flexibility - the trait of being easily persuaded
3.domestication - accommodation to domestic life; "her explorer husband resisted all her attempts at domestication"
accommodation, adjustment, fitting - making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
Translations
تَدْجين
domestikace
tæmning
megszelídítés
zdomácnenie
evcilleştirme

domestication

[dəʊˌmestɪˈkeɪʃən] Ndomesticación f

domestication

[dəˌmɛstɪˈkeɪʃən] n [animals] → domestication f

domestication

n (of wild animal, hum: of person) → Domestikation f, → Domestizierung f; the domestication of cats doesn’t take longes dauert nicht lange, bis man Katzen stubenrein gemacht hat

domestic

(dəˈmestik) adjective
1. of or in the house or home. a domestic servant; domestic utensils.
2. concerning one's private life or family. domestic problems.
3. (of animals) tame and living with or used by people.
4. not foreign. the Government's domestic policy.
doˈmesticated (-keitid) adjective
1. (of animals) accustomed to living near and being used by people. Cows and sheep have been domesticated for many thousands of years.
2. good at doing jobs associated with running a house. My husband has become very domesticated since I've been ill.
doˌmestiˈcation noun
domesticity (doumeˈstisəti) noun
(fondness for) home life.
domestic help
(a person paid to give) assistance with housework etc.
References in classic literature ?
Nor have I been disappointed; in this and in all other perplexing cases I have invariably found that our knowledge, imperfect though it be, of variation under domestication, afforded the best and safest clue.
From these considerations, I shall devote the first chapter of this Abstract to Variation under Domestication.
The taming of wild beasts and their domestication follows.
I believe that if their domestication were not purely the result of an accident, as, for example, my taming of the hyaenodon, it came about through the desire of tribes who had previously domesticated flocks and herds to have some strong, ferocious beast to guard their roam-ing property.
To show you how fortuitous was development in those days let me state that had it not been for the gluttony of Lop-Ear I might have brought about the domestication of the dog.
Under the prodding hypnosis of this music he could not but yearn and burn for the vague, forgotten life of the pack when the world was young and the pack was the pack ere it was lost for ever through the endless centuries of domestication.
Azara states, [14] that a female in a state of domestication laid seventeen eggs, each at the interval of three days one from another.
A man of rude health and flowing spirits has the faculty of rapid domestication, lives in his wagon and roams through all latitudes as easily as a Calmuc.
stenotomum (Hancock, 1992), which points to the bread wheat model as the domestication scenario.
EPIFISH is a scientifically innovative and timely project that will address fish domestication and selection from a new perspective using a multidisciplinary approach.
Manga in America: Transnational Book Publishing and the Domestication of Japanese Comics
Central Asia harbored the largest amount of diversity, pinning the original locale of domestication near present-day Nepal and Mongolia.