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"domesticated" in British English

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domesticatedadjective

uk   /dəˈmes.tɪ.keɪ.tɪd/  us   /-t̬ɪd/
(of ​animals or ​plants) ​brought under ​humancontrol in ​order to ​providefood, ​power, or ​company: domesticated ​animals able or ​willing to do ​cleaning, ​cooking, and other ​jobs in the ​home, and to take ​care of ​children: Since they had ​theirbaby they've both ​becomequite domesticated.
(Definition of domesticated from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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domesticatedadjective [not gradable]

 us   /dəˈmes·tɪˌkeɪ·t̬ɪd/
brought under ​humancontrol: the ​wildancestors of ​our domesticated ​chickens Note: Used to describe an animal or plant.
(Definition of domesticated from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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