Take the 2-minute tour ×
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

What should I say better, "domesticable" or "domesticatable"?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 3 down vote accepted

If OP is set on using a single word, domesticable is far more common. Note that the less-common derivative domesticability does actually exist, but domesticatabilty is virtually unknown.

enter image description here

Personally, I'd probably just use tameable, farmable, house-trainable, or capable of being domesticated, depending on context.

share|improve this answer

I would also go with domesticable if I were forced to use a single word. It however sounds better to use a descriptive statement.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.