un·​do·​mes·​ti·​cat·​ed | \ ən-də-ˈme-sti-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce undomesticated (audio) \

Definition of undomesticated

: not domesticated an undomesticated plant undomesticated relatives of the house cat

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Recent Examples on the Web Otherwise fish remain our last wild food resource, our sole surviving forager’s link to an undomesticated world. Richard Adams Carey, WSJ, "What the Land Owes to the Sea," 22 Sep. 2017 But even if our aspirations for a night of undomesticated, immoderate revelry were unfulfilled, the two-family trip was a revelation in less dramatic but equally significant ways. Freda Moon, New York Times, "We Wanted a Carefree Family Trip. So We Invited a Second Family.," 6 Sep. 2017 The last surviving subspecies of undomesticated horse, extinct in the wild for nearly 50 years, is making a slow recovery in Mongolia. Gary Strauss, National Geographic, "A Wild Horse on the Comeback Trail," 17 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of undomesticated

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Undomesticated.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undomesticated. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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