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[ duh-mes-ti-key-shuhn ]
/ dəˌmɛs tɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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the act or process of taming an animal for human use or companionship:Shortly after their domestication as companions, dogs were put to use as weapons of war.
the act or process of adapting a plant to cultivation or converting it to household use:The domestication of modern wheat from wild grasses occurred in the Fertile Crescent and fueled the development of Indo-European culture.
the act or process of making someone accustomed to household life or affairs:When my friend and former business partner not only got married but became pregnant, I saw it as yet another step in her domestication.
the act or process of making a strange or challenging person or thing more familiar and acceptable:The author resists domestication of Nietzsche's philosophy, restoring the shock of his style and thought and interpreting him as a revolutionary philosopher.



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