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tame in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtametame1 /teɪm/ adjective  1 HBAa tame animal or bird is not wild any longer, because it has been trained to live with people opp wild tame elephants2 informalBORING dull and disappointing Most of the criticism has been pretty tame. I decided that teaching was too tame for me.3 [only before noun] British English used to describe a person who is willing to do what other people ask, even if it is slightly dishonest If you have a tame doctor, he might give you a sick note.tamely adverbtameness noun [uncountable]
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tameBy these standards, the monks' self-denial seems tame.It had all been very tame.Seen in comparison with the preceding axial age, the Hellenistic age is tame and conservative.These little fishes become quite tame and will respond at feeding time by rushing to their food like a litter of puppies.Gardens contrived to divert the power of botanical growth into the tame artifacts of domesticated crops.The jokes, when they do come, are rather tame but still funny.The '70s series now seem tame by today's standards.Not your weasel-faced tame magic, but root-and-branch magic, the old magic.In the centre would be several lines of trestle tables carrying cages for chicken, ducks and geese with a few tame rabbits.