- 1domesticate something to make a wild animal used to living with or working for humans
- 2domesticate something to grow plants or crops for human use synonym cultivate
- 3domesticate somebody (often humorous) to make someone good at cooking, caring for a house, etc.; to make someone enjoy home life Some men are very hard to domesticate.
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NAmE//dəˈmɛstəˌkeɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they domesticate
he / she / it domesticates
past simple domesticated
-ing form domesticating
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adjective domesticated animals They've become a lot more domesticated since they got married.
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NAmE//dəˌmɛstəˈkeɪʃn//noun [uncountable] the domestication of cattle