cicurate /SIK-yoo-rayt/. verb. To tame; to make mild; to reclaim from the wild. From Latin cicur (tame).
“…it is from some impurity of Body, Soul or Spirits, that a man sinks below that belief; and that his Virtues then are but Complexional or merely Moral, such as are found in a cicurated Beast or some better-natur’d Brute.” (Henry More)
“Nor did he only try to Cicurate the Indians.” (Cotton Mather)
“…a bold & nimble Insect, nothing is able to affright, or cicurate this giddy creature, but still returns where it is beaten off, & therefore it is observed that Homer chose rather to compare his hero to a fly than to a Lion, or a Bear.” (John Evelyn)
“But this learned bishop was the greatest beauty thereof, endeavouring by gentleness to cicurate and civilize the wild Irish…” (Thomas Fuller)