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.
adj 1: converted or adapted to domestic use; "domestic animals";
"domesticated plants like maize" [syn: domestic]
2: accustomed to home life; "some men think it unmanly to be
domesticated; others find gratification in it"