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domesticate

do·mes·ti·cate

domesticate

 
pronunciation:
d me st keIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: domesticated, domesticates, domesticating
definition 1: to make accustomed to domestic life.
definition 2: to tame (an animal).
 
similar words:
gentle, tame
derivations: domesticated (adj.), domestication (n.)
Word Parts
The word domesticate contains the following parts:
dom2 Latin root that means house
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).