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 Dictionary entry overview: What does domestication mean? 

  The noun DOMESTICATION has 3 senses:

1. adaptation to intimate association with human beings
2. the attribute of having been domesticated
3. accommodation to domestic life

  Familiarity information: DOMESTICATION used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1domestication [BACK TO TOP]


Adaptation to intimate association with human beings

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("domestication" is a kind of...):

adaptation; adaption; adjustment (the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions))

Sense 2domestication [BACK TO TOP]


The attribute of having been domesticated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


domestication; tameness

Hypernyms ("domestication" is a kind of...):

flexibility; tractability; tractableness (the trait of being easily persuaded)


tame; tamed (brought from wildness into a domesticated state)

Sense 3domestication [BACK TO TOP]


Accommodation to domestic life

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

her explorer husband resisted all her attempts at domestication

Hypernyms ("domestication" is a kind of...):

accommodation ((physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the lens of the eye)

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