tame


tame (http://definr.com/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: tamed]
        [ant: wild]
     4: very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston
        Hughes [syn: meek]
     v 1: correct by punishment or discipline [syn: 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]
     3: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment;
        "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil" [syn: domesticate, cultivate,
         naturalize, naturalise]
     4: overcome the wildness of (an animal); make docile and
        tractable; "He tames lions for the circus" [syn: domesticate,
         domesticize, domesticise]
     5: make (animals) 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]