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domesticate in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdomesticatedo‧mes‧ti‧cate /dəˈmestɪkeɪt/ AWL verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 HBADHPto make an animal able to work for people or live with them as a pettamedomestication /dəˌmestɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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domesticateBradley admits it is possible that humans domesticated an animal, and moved with it.Simultaneously, photography was both domesticated and industrialised.Peafowl have been domesticated and valued as a special food dish for the rich since Roman times!Other considerations for siting Neolithic settlements included good water and soil, and convenient pasture land for newly domesticated animals.The challenge of making do without the domesticating power of women was, for many men, a practical matter.The adult females were domesticated, such as it was, and they tried to return to their cages.In a sense, they domesticated us.