English edit

Etymology edit

domestic +‎ -ate

Pronunciation edit

  • (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

Verb edit

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

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Noun edit

domesticate (plural domesticates)

  1. An animal or plant that has been domesticated.

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Etymology 1 edit

Verb edit


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

Etymology 2 edit

Participle edit

domesticate f pl

  1. feminine plural of domesticato

Spanish edit

Verb edit


  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of domesticar combined with te