They projected sexual charisma, to be sure, but it was a charisma that was tamed and domesticated for their youngest female fans.
The rebels, we are now assured, have been domesticated by institutional reason and good sense.
Some might even have thought of New York like an exotic pet that could never quite be domesticated.
1630s, of animals; 1741, of persons, "to cause to be attached to home and family;" from Medieval Latin domesticatus, past participle of domesticare "to tame," literally "to dwell in a house," from domesticus (see domestic). Related: Domesticated; domesticating.