Definition of domesticated in English:


Line breaks: do|mes¦ti|cated
Pronunciation: /dəˈmɛstɪkeɪtɪd


  • 1(Of an animal) tame and kept as a pet or on a farm: domesticated dogs
    More example sentences
    • 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.
  • 1.1(Of a plant) cultivated for food; naturalized: domesticated crops
    More example sentences
    • 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.
  • 1.2 humorous (Especially of a man) fond of home life and housework: he is thoroughly domesticated
    More example sentences
    • 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.

More definitions of domesticated

Definition of domesticated in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody