Definition of 'domesticate'
- adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
Synonyms: cultivate naturalize naturalise tame
- overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
Synonyms: domesticize domesticise reclaim tame
- make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans; "The horse was domesticated a long time ago"; "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog"