Do*mes"ti*cate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Domesticated; p. pr. & vb. n. Domesticating.] [LL. domesticatus, p. p. of domesticare to reside in, to tame. See Domestic, a.]
To make domestic; to habituate to home life; as, to domesticate one's self.
To cause to be, as it were, of one's family or country; as, to domesticate a foreign custom or word.
To tame or reclaim from a wild state; as, to domesticate wild animals; to domesticate a plant.
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