domestication

definition: 
The process of taming an animal and keeping it as a pet or on a farm:
sentence: 
The Asian elephant is losing ground every day - to habitat loss, timber projects, capture for domestication, clashes with humans, and disease.
Just as people once domesticated cattle, sheep, and chickens, so, it is claimed, it is the turn of prawns and reef fish to enter an era of rapid domestication.
difficulty: 
easy
toefl frequency: 
2
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verb: 
domesticate
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With the advent of farming in the Neolithic, a number of animal species were domesticated, starting with sheep, goats, pigs, and cattle