domesticate [dō mes′ti kāt΄, dəmes′tə kāt΄]
domesticated, domesticating [< ML domesticatus, pp. of domesticare, to tame, live in a family < L domesticus < domus: see DOME]
1. to accustom to home life; make domestic
a) to tame (wild animals) and breed for human use
b) to adapt and cultivate (wild plants) for human use
c) to introduce (foreign animals or plants) into another region or country; naturalize
3. to bring (a foreign custom, word, etc.) into a region or country and make it acceptable
Archaic to become domestic

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