domesticate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

domestic +‎ -ate

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (verb) IPA(key): /dəˈmɛstɪkeɪt/
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  • (noun) IPA(key): /dəˈmɛstɪkət/
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Verb[edit]

domesticate (third-person singular simple present domesticates, present participle domesticating, simple past and past participle domesticated)

  1. (transitive) To make domestic.
  2. (transitive) To make fit for domestic life.
  3. (transitive) To adapt to live with humans.
    The Russian claims to have successfully domesticated foxes.
  4. (intransitive) To adapt to live with humans.
    Dogs have clearly domesticated more than cats.
  5. (transitive) To make a legal instrument recognized and enforceable in a jurisdiction foreign to the one in which the instrument was originally issued or created.

Translations[edit]

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Noun[edit]

domesticate (plural domesticates)

  1. An animal or plant that has been domesticated.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

domesticate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of domesticare
  2. second-person plural imperative of domesticare
  3. feminine plural of domesticato