Definition of domesticated in English:


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  • 1(of an animal) tame and kept as a pet or on a farm.

    ‘domesticated dogs’
    • ‘Sheep are thought to be the first domesticated livestock.’
    • ‘In general, the faunal remains seem to suggest increasing use of domesticated animals over time.’
    • ‘Surely, a puppy is neither tame nor domesticated.’
    • ‘The shift from surf to turf corresponds with the arrival of domesticated animals in Great Britain.’
    • ‘Thailand has about 2,000-2,500 domesticated Asian elephants.’
    • ‘The harsh North American climate quickly shaped the domesticated European cats.’
    • ‘The turkey was originally domesticated in Mexico.’
    • ‘Subsequent trade or human migration with dogs in tow probably spread the domesticated animals to the rest of the world.’
    • ‘They have never been domesticated like a dog or cat has been.’
    • ‘However, milk-producing ruminant animals were domesticated about 10,000 years ago, according to archaeological evidence.’
    • ‘In Asia, domesticated elephants are still used in the logging industry.’
    • ‘Llamas were first domesticated more than 5,000 years ago in the Peruvian highlands.’
    • ‘Laboratory rats are domesticated albino strains of the Norway rat.’
    • ‘The dog was domesticated in the subcontinent towards the end of the Mesolithic period.’
    • ‘Domesticated rats make ideal pets for anyone, especially children.’
    • ‘Pastoral societies also preserve the cultural importance of this largest of domesticated species.’
    • ‘The first thing is that domesticated rats do not carry the Bubonic Plague.’
    • ‘The guinea pig had already been domesticated by the Inca of Peru, for whom it was an important food.’
    • ‘Most pets and domesticated animals receive vaccinations against rabies.’
    • ‘Remains of domesticated cattle dating to 6,500 B.C. have been found in Turkey and other sites in the Near East.’
    tame, tamed, pet, domestic, broken-in
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    1. 1.1(of a plant) cultivated for food; naturalized.
      ‘domesticated crops’
      • ‘Thus, the Himalayas can be considered a region of domesticated barley diversification.’
      • ‘These changes were sufficient to add the bean to the list of domesticated plants.’
      • ‘These highly domesticated blossoms carry overtones of the convivial rituals of patrician social life.’
      • ‘Gatherers find food from plants they find in nature, and farmers plant seeds saved from domesticated crops.’
      • ‘In tomato, fruit weight and size distinctly differ between the domesticated and wild tomato species.’
      • ‘Jack beans, chili peppers, and peanuts were all domesticated in the same region.’
      • ‘The farmers classify yams as wild or domesticated based on their appearance.’
      • ‘Three species exist both as wild and domesticated wheats, einkorn, emmer, and breadwheat.’
      • ‘How did plants develop from single cell organisms to become the many and various domesticated plants we have today?’
      • ‘The potato, which was first domesticated by ancient Andean farmers, has been a staple in the region ever since.’
      • ‘Wheat was the first domesticated crop and is the youngest polyploid species among the agricultural crops.’
      • ‘Domesticated tetraploid cottons existed in the New World by 3500-2300 BC.’
      • ‘It is among the oldest of domesticated peppers, and was grown up to as much as 5000 years ago.’
      • ‘In one study of 68 newly domesticated yams, just under a quarter were biochemically and morphologically very similar to existing varieties.’
      • ‘How does Diamond explain the fact that domesticable American apples and grapes were not domesticated until the arrival of Europeans?’
      • ‘Maize was domesticated from its wild progenitor, teosinte, between 6,250 and 10,000 years ago in a single domestication event.’
      • ‘The selected stimuli had some of the traditional traits of domesticated plants - food and fuel.’
      • ‘Also of interest is whether variation observed at the phytochrome loci in domesticated sorghum, or in particular races, is a result of human selection.’
      naturalized, acclimatized, habituated
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    2. 1.2often humorous Fond of home life and housework.
      ‘he is thoroughly domesticated’
      • ‘In fact, you in the UK are the most domesticated people on earth.’
      • ‘True, Harvey is allowed to be a bit flirty, but essentially Harvey is presented as a very domesticated Mary.’
      • ‘You combine dual aspects by being ambitious professionally and domesticated in the home and family situations.’
      • ‘He actually enjoys becoming domesticated.’
      • ‘But the cuddly domesticated Osborne was far less eccentric, and far less distinctive, than his onstage persona had led audiences to expect.’
      • ‘Our husbands and partners, she declares, have been domesticated to the point of emasculation.’
      domestic, stay-at-home, home-loving, housewifely
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/dəˈmestəˌkādəd/ /dəˈmɛstəˌkeɪdəd/