semidomestication
noun Date: circa 1835 a captive state of a wild animal in which its living conditions and often its breeding are controlled by humans • semidomesticated adjective

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  • semidomestication — n. state of partial domestication, state of being partially tamed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semidomestication — semi·domestication …   English syllables

  • semidomestication — sem i•do•mes ti•ca′tion n …   From formal English to slang

  • semidomestication — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ at semi + noun Etymology: semi + domestication : a captive state (as on a fur or game farm or in a zoo) of a wild animal in which its living conditions and often its breeding are controlled and its products or services used by man …   Useful english dictionary

  • semidomesticated — semidomestication, n. /sem ee deuh mes ti kay tid, sem uy /, adj. living in a state of partial domestication. [1840 50; SEMI + DOMESTICATED] * * * …   Universalium

  • semidomesticated — adjective see semidomestication …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anseriform — ▪ bird order Introduction  any of the 150 species comprising the bird order Anseriformes, which comprises the ducks (duck), geese (goose), and swans (swan) (family Anatidae) and the screamers (the three species of family Anhimidae). Anatidae… …   Universalium

  • fur farm — noun : a farm devoted to the raising of fur bearing animals in a state of semidomestication typically in pens or on protected islands * * * fur farming. a farm on which animals, as minks, are raised for their pelts. [1910 15] * * * fur farm, a… …   Useful english dictionary

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