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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 do·mes·ti·cate /dəˈmɛstɪˌket/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Do·mes·ti·cate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Domesticated; p. pr. & vb. n. Domesticating.]
 1. To make domestic; to habituate to home life; as, to domesticate one's self.
 2. To cause to be, as it were, of one's family or country; as, to domesticate a foreign custom or word.
 3. To tame or reclaim from a wild state; as, to domesticate wild animals; to domesticate a plant.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment;
           "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil" [syn: cultivate, naturalize,
            naturalise, tame]
      2: overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He
         tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons" [syn: domesticize,
          domesticise, reclaim, tame]
      3: make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to
         humans; "The horse was domesticated a long time ago"; "The
         wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog" [syn: tame]