Domesticating
Domesticate Do*mes"ti*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Domesticated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Domesticating.}] [LL. domesticatus, p. p. of domesticare to reside in, to tame. See {Domestic}, a.] 1. To make domestic; to habituate to home life; as, to domesticate one's self. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to be, as it were, of one's family or country; as, to domesticate a foreign custom or word. [1913 Webster]

3. To tame or reclaim from a wild state; as, to domesticate wild animals; to domesticate a plant. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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