semidomestication

noun
semi·​do·​mes·​ti·​ca·​tion | \ ˌse-mē-də-ˌme-sti-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce semidomestication (audio) , 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

Other Words from semidomestication

semidomesticated \ ˌse-​mē-​də-​ˈme-​sti-​ˌkā-​təd How to pronounce semidomesticated (audio) , ˌse-​ˌmī-​ , -​mi-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of semidomestication

circa 1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of semidomestication was circa 1835

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“Semidomestication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semidomestication. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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