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TAME, adjective

1. That has lost its native wildness and shyness; mild; accustomed to man; domestic; as a tame deer; a tame bird.

2. Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless.

And you, tame slaves of the laborious plow.

3. Spiritless; unanimated; as a tame poem. [Not elegant nor in use.

TAME, verb transitive [Latin domo; Heb. to be silent, dumb.]

1. To reclaim; to reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and familiar; as, to tame a wild beast.

2. To civilize; as, to tame the ferocious inhabitants of the forest.

3. To subdue; to conquer; to depress; as, to tame the pride or passions of youth.

4. To subdue; to repress; as wildness or licentiousness.

The tongue can no man tame James 3:8.