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domesticate

(də-mĕs′tĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. domesti·cated, domesti·cating, domesti·cates
a. To train or adapt (an animal or plant) to live in a human environment and be of use to humans.
b. To introduce and accustom (an animal or plant) into another region; naturalize.
n. (-kət, -kāt′)
A plant or animal that has been adapted to live in a human environment.

do·mes′ti·ca′tion n.
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In panel D, we use the number of domesticable plants available and the number of domesticable animals available as instruments.
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El poder politico ha hecho su trabajo; ha reforzado la apreciacion de que los escritores son una etnia facilmente domesticable. Sabedor de que las banderas levantadas por esa parte de la intelectualidad son la independencia y la autonomia, no tiene empacho en seducirlos para buscar la legitimidad que su compania puede proveer, sin importar que en ocasiones el pretendido apoyo no pase de ser un simple acto protocolario vulgar sin mayor brillo ni peso en la sociedad.
Although certainly not identified with the strength and virility of the bull (although the latter certainly could be considered--like most rodents, the cuy is an extremely prolific reproducer), as one of the few domesticable animals of the Andes region, it assumed a central role in Andean culture.
135) and Sacramento observes 'los mismos ademanes de animal no domesticable que le not o desde el primer dia y el pelo templado y agarrado sobre la coronilla en una cola de caballo que caia salvaje sobre la espalda' (p.