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Meaning of tame

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  tame
      adj 1: flat and uninspiring
      2: very restrained or quiet; "a tame Christmas party"; "she was
         one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with
         no will or power to act but as directed" [ant: {wild}]
      3: brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame
         animals"; "fields of tame blueberries" [syn: {tame}, {tamed}]
         [ant: {untamed}, {wild}]
      4: very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston
         Hughes [syn: {meek}, {tame}]
      v 1: correct by punishment or discipline [syn: {tame},
           {chasten}, {subdue}]
      2: make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that
         aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his
         potentially offensive statements" [syn: {tone down},
         {moderate}, {tame}]
      3: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment;
         "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil" [syn: {domesticate},
         {cultivate}, {naturalize}, {naturalise}, {tame}]
      4: overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He
         tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons" [syn:
         {domesticate}, {domesticize}, {domesticise}, {reclaim},
         {tame}]
      5: make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to
         humans; "The horse was domesticated a long time ago"; "The
         wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog" [syn:
         {domesticate}, {tame}]


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