domesticated domesticated  /də ˈmɛ stə ˌkeɪ təd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) converted or adapted to domestic use
  2. (adj) accustomed to home life

Usage(s):

  1. Geneticists have found some domesticated Mongolian riding ponies that carry genetic markers for Przewalski's horses, as if they had been crossbred.
  2. They will pilfer its effects and, by next summer, produce a domesticated, more palatable version.
  3. No matter how many years it has lived peacefully as a pet, a chimpanzee is not a domesticated animal and can snap without warning.

News

  1. Are Dogs 'Kids?': Owner-dog relationships share striking similarities to parent-child relationships

    People have an innate need to establish close relationships with other people. But this natural bonding behavior is not confined to humans: many animals also seem to need relationships with others of their kind. For domesticated animals the situation is even more complex and pets may enter deep relationships not only with conspecifics but also with their owners. Scientists have investigated the ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Zombies strong, scary and relentless

    If you assumed zombies have gone the way of Frankenstein — as once terrifying things now domesticated through repetition and familiarity — see what you think after the first 10 minutes of "World War Z."
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

  3. Exotic animal experts capture roaming serval

    WESTTOWN — A domesticated wild cat on the loose was caught early Wednesday.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Middletown Times Herald-Record

Quotes

  1. "Furthermore, it shows how the diversity in the gene pool can be maintained and developed in non-obvious ways - eg through the interbreeding of domesticated animals and wolves," Gerstein said.
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Mark Gerstein Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Asked what it was that impressed him about Rai, Bachchan told the NDTV news channel: "I think she's a lot simpler than what is made out of her. She's a very simple girl, very traditional. She's also very domesticated."
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Amitabh Bachchan Source: Reuters.uk

  3. "Wild animals belong in the wild -- their natural habitat or sanctuaries, not suburban homes. No matter how domesticated they may seem, they remain highly dangerous -- driven by natural instinct to destroy or disable any perceived threat,"...
    on Mar 6, 2009 By: Richard Blumenthal Source: MSNBC

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