domesticate

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Synonyms for domesticate

Synonyms for domesticate

to train to live with and be of use to people

Synonyms for domesticate

adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans

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In striking contrast is the following paper by the geographer Mark Blumler, stressing how climate, climatic change and the evolution of domesticable plant species were all significant factors in the transition to farming.
To exploit large animals for food, energy, or other uses, you need domesticable wild animals, something that did not exist in pre-Columbian America (where the arrival of Homo sapiens 13,000 years ago apparently led to their extinction).
Diamond argues persuasively that the hippos and giraffes of Africa, the jaguars of the Amazon, and the kangaroos of Australia were not domesticable.