From King Dictionary of Contemporary English domesticate do‧mes‧ti‧cate / dəˈmestɪkeɪt / AWL verb [transitive ] HBA DHP to make an animal able to work for people or live with them as a pet → tame — domestication / dəˌmestɪˈkeɪʃ ən / noun [uncountable ] → See Verb table Examples from the Corpus domesticate • Bradley 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.