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domesticate

verb [T often passive]     /dəˈmes.tɪ.keɪt/
to bring animals or plants under human control in order to provide food, power, or company: Dogs were probably the first animals to be domesticated.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
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