tr.v. sub·ju·gat·ed, sub·ju·gat·ing, sub·ju·gates
1. To bring under control, especially by military force; conquer.
2. To make subordinate or subject to the dominion of something else: "The urgency of the mating season is subjugated, for the moment, to the demands of self-preservation" (David M. Carroll).
[Middle English subjugaten, from Latin subiugāre, subiugāt- : sub-, sub- + iugum, yoke; see yeug- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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