domesticate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

domestic +‎ -ate

PronunciationEdit

  • (verb) IPA(key): /dəˈmɛ.stɪ.keɪt/, /-stə-/
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  • (noun) IPA(key): /dəˈmɛ.stɪ.kət/, /-stə-/, /-kɪt/
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  • Hyphenation: do‧mes‧ti‧cate

VerbEdit

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 (more) fit for domestic life.
    • 2020, Jeph Jacques, Questionable Content (webcomic), 4263: Peer Decompression:
      "To answer your question, Tai's fine. She mostly just smokes socially these days." "You're domesticating her!" "We're domesticating each other. The other day I found myself reading a home decorating blog."
  3. (transitive) To adapt to live with humans.
    The Russians claim 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.
  6. (transitive, translation studies) To amend the elements of a text to fit local culture.
    Antonym: foreignize

TranslationsEdit

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NounEdit

domesticate (plural domesticates)

  1. An animal or plant that has been domesticated.

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Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

domesticate

  1. inflection of domesticare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2Edit

ParticipleEdit

domesticate f pl

  1. feminine plural of domesticato