semidomestication


semi·do·mes·ti·ca·tion

noun \ˌse-mē-də-ˌmes-ti-ˈkā-shən, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-\

Definition of SEMIDOMESTICATION

:  a captive state of a wild animal in which its living conditions and often its breeding are controlled by humans
semi·do·mes·ti·cat·ed \-də-ˈmes-ti-ˌkā-təd\ adjective

First Known Use of SEMIDOMESTICATION

circa 1835

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