domesticate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “domesticate” in the English Dictionary

"domesticate" in British English

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domesticateverb [T often passive]

uk   us   /dəˈmes.tɪ.keɪt/
to ​bringanimals or ​plants under ​humancontrol in ​order to ​providefood, ​power, or ​company: Dogs were ​probably the first ​animals to be domesticated.
(Definition of domesticate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"domesticate" in American English

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domesticateverb [T]

to ​bringanimals or ​plants under ​humancontrol so that humans may use them as ​food, for ​power, or as ​friends
(Definition of domesticate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “domesticate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 驯化,驯养, 人工培植…
in Chinese (Traditional) 馴化,馴養, 人工培植…
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